4 days in Spain Itinerary

4 days in Spain Itinerary

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4 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 1 day
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
day
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): walk around Retiro Park, examine the collection at Prado National Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sao Paulo in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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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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