9 days in Spain & Chicago Itinerary

9 days in Spain & Chicago Itinerary

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Train to Chicago Union Station, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Chicago, United States
— 1 night
Drive

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning website.

Springfield, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. When traveling from Springfield in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Barcelona, with highs around 58°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Seville, Spain

City of Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Plaza de España, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Seville are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planning website.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in February, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 52°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

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Chicago, United States

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): engage your brain at Museum of Science and Industry, admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Shedd Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago sightseeing planner.

Getting from Madrid to Chicago by flight takes about 12 hours. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Madrid to Chicago due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Madrid in February; daily highs in Chicago reach 36°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.