Spain is a wonderful destination in southern Europe. It is known for having the southernmost point in continental Europe, as well as being a very colorful, festive place.
This itinerary will be taking you through the best things to do in Spain for 7 days.
And even though to see the whole country, you need a lot more than seven days, our itinerary will be great for a quick trip of the highlights of the country.
(Note: If you wish to visit Spain currently, exercise caution. More information here. )
(First, we’ll see a basic itinerary, and then we’ll look at all of the places visited on the itinerary as well as the best hotels and things to do there.)
- Day 1: Arrive in Madrid
- Day 2: Madrid
- Day 3: Madrid to Barcelona, then explore Barcelona.
- Day 4: Barcelona
- Day 5: Barcelona
- Day 6: Barcelona to Seville, then explore Seville
- Day 7: Seville, then flight back.
Now, looking back at the places we saw in the itinerary…
Madrid is the capital of Spain and also one of the biggest cities there. It is famous for its food and ample history. It is considered the leading financial center and economic hub of southern Europe.
Madrid is also home to two internationally famous football (soccer) teams.
Best things to do in Madrid:
- Explore the Royal Palace of Madrid– A famous, huge palace. (It has over 2000 rooms!)
- Visit El Retiro Park, a large 19th century park known for its fountains.
- See the Museo Nacional del Prado– A famous museum with notable European art
- Walk through the Plaza Mayor– the largest, most popular plaza in Madrid.
Best Hotels In Madrid
- Budget: Central Palace Madrid– Modernly decorated hotel in the heart of Madrid.
- Mid Range: Room Mate Alicia Hotel– Hotel located in the center of Madrid with clean comfortable rooms. The hotel is designed by prestigious Spanish designers.
- Luxury: The Westin Palace Madrid– Beautiful hotel from 1912 in a great location in Madrid. Includes 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and exercise facilities.
Barcelona is one of the most famous cities in Spain. It is located on the coast and is known for its many art museums and some archeological landmarks.
Barcelona is a little more expensive than Madrid, but they are still pretty similar in pricing.
Best things to do in Barcelona:
- Visit Park Guell– A park with famous architect Antoni Gaudi’s unique sculpture-like buildings.
- Sagrada Familia– A Gaudi-designed landmark church; one of the most famous sights in Barcelona.
- Mercado de La Boqueria– The most famous market in Barcelona, selling unique foods and objects.
- Casa Mila– an interestingly shaped building that was the last private residence Gaudi ever designed.
- Casa Batllo– A set of apartments designed by… Gaudi, of course.
Best Hotels in Barcelona:
- Budget: Sant Jordi Hostels Rock Palace– A calm, clean hostel in a great location in the city.
- Mid Range: Hotel Colonial– A top rated, comfortable hotel in Barcelona with breakfast.
- Luxury: W Barcelona– One of the most famous hotels in Barcelona. It is right on the ocean and rooms have incredible views. It offers great amenities such as fine dining and exercise facilities.
Seville is famous for all its traditions. It is the birthplace of Flamenco, a famous, artistic Spanish dance.
Seville is also known as the “City of Possibilities” in Spain, or a city full of life and hope.
Best things to do in Seville:
- Royal Alcazar of Seville– This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of the most visited landmarks in Seville, this palace contains art of all types and backgrounds.
- Plaza de Espana– a landmark square surrounded by ceramic tiles.
- Catedral de Seville– Iconic Gothic cathedral with famous bell tower.
- Las Setas de Seville– Beautiful, huge wooden structure.
Best Hotels In Seville
- Budget: Casa Boutique La Pila del Pato– Nicely decorated rooms with balconies. Great location in the city center.
- Mid Range: Hotel Seville– located in the historical center of Seville, this small hotel is a great pick for a comfortable stay for a lesser price than luxury.
- Luxury: Gran Melia Colon– A great, prestigious luxury hotel with a pool, a cafe, and two restaurants. There’s also a fitness center and a spa.
To wrap up this itinerary, we spent our 7 days in Madrid (2 days), Barcelona (3 days), and Seville (2 days).
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