6 days in Houston & Spain Itinerary

6 days in Houston & Spain Itinerary

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6 days in Houston & Spain Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
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Houston, United States
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Houston, United States

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Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Chapel of St. Basil, then engage your brain at Cockrell Butterfly Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Houston Audubon.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Houston online tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport and William P Hobby Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

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Cockrell Butterfly Center ©
Cockrell Butterfly Center
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Glenwood Cemetery
The Chapel of St. Basil ©
The Chapel of St. Basil

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Prado National Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Houston to Madrid in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Time is 7 hours. In September, Madrid is a bit cooler than Houston - with highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Seville.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Seville sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 63°F at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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