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lily from San Francisco asked

Planning a Spain Trip - how many days should we stay in each city?

Hi - Planning a Spain trip this summer, and wanted to get an idea of how many days we should spend in each city.

17 Nights of Travel

Fly into Madrid - 1 Night

Sevilla - 3 Nights (Cordoba day trip)

Malaga - 3 Nights

Granada - 2 Nights

Valencia - 3 nights?? Thinking about cutting it out completely to help cut down travel time..worth it?

Barcelona - 3 nights

Day trip Cadaques -> Spend 1 night in Figueres

Back to Barcelona for 1 night to fly out


2 Answers
answered by
Brenda from Long Beach

Great itinerary. You will love Cadaqués. I agree with Tiffany. I would cut a day off Malaga and add a day to Madrid to see a couple great museums and experience the city. I might also cut a day off Valencia and spend the night in quaint Cuenca (Spain). A day in Toledo is enough if you take the early train and get early tickets for La Mezquita. When in Barcelona, I highly recommend the Aborigins local food insider tour. it's been the highlight of Barcelona for everyone that I've told about it. Also don't miss Ciudad Condal for tapas and drinks.

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  1. Cadaqués (attraction)
  2. Malaga (city)
  3. Madrid (city)
  4. Valencia (city)
  5. Cuenca (Spain) (city)
  6. Barcelona (city)
  7. Ciudad Condal (restaurant)
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Tiffany from Corvallis

Don't cut out Valencia!  :)  If you were to lessen the time in one city, I'd lessen Malaga down to 2 days.

Although smaller than Seville or Barcelona, it's a beautiful city/region and well worth a visit. You can spend a full day exploring the old city center beginning with the Estaciò Nord train station (it's gorgeous), seeing the Plaza de Toros de Valencia and walking along to explore the Mercat Central and Catedral (the Cathedral contains the true Holy Grail). There are museums, beautiful gardens, large public squares, fountains, and countless AMAZING restaurants to try all here in the city center.

Spend another day exploring the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and the nearby beaches at Valencia-Cabanyal.

Take the train north just 30 minutes to Sagunto and hike up the hill to explore the Castillo De Sagunto, a Carthaginian castle and city ruin perched on the hill with 360 views of the region and the Mediterranean Sea.

Take a taxi south to El Palmar, then take a boat ride (Paseo en Barca - you'll see signs) through the Albufera then choose one of many amazing restaurants there. This is where Valencians go for the freshest seafood. It's caught, cleaned in time to serve for lunch. Try the tellines as an appetizer, cockles in English. Amazing. I like Restaurante La Sequiota and Ravatjol Restaurant (

If you have extra time and rent a car there are so many amazing places to see here.

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Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Valencia (city)
  2. Malaga (city)
  3. Seville (city)
  4. Barcelona (city)
  5. Estaciò Nord (attraction)
  6. Plaza de Toros de Valencia (attraction)
  7. Mercat Central (attraction)
  8. Catedral (attraction)
  9. Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (attraction)
  10. Valencia-Cabanyal (attraction)
  11. Sagunto (city)
  12. Castillo De Sagunto (attraction)
  13. El Palmar (city)
  14. Albufera (attraction)
  15. Restaurante La Sequiota (restaurant)
  16. Ravatjol Restaurant (restaurant)
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