5 days in Spain Itinerary

5 days in Spain Itinerary

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5 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
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Barcelona
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Alhambra
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): savor the flavors at La Boqueria, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Barcelona. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll around Parque del Retiro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning app .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally look for gifts at Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alhambra.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Walking tours
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

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Alhambra

Alhambra ©
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Justice Gate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alhambra online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Cordoba to Alhambra in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in September: highs in Alhambra hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto de la Cruz.
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Justice Gate ©
Justice Gate

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Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

Puerto de la Cruz ©
As one of Tenerife’s oldest port cities, Puerto de la Cruz embodies a hip, island personality, while still retaining its historic fishing village charm.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the galleries of ARTlandya and then meet the residents at Loro Parque.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto de la Cruz online trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Alhambra to Puerto de la Cruz with the Route module. Traveling from Alhambra to Puerto de la Cruz, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

ARTlandya
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ARTlandya ©
ARTlandya
Loro Parque ©
Loro Parque

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