6 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

6 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 3 nights
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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Barcelona

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 Casa Batllo, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route planning app.

Dublin, Ireland to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Dublin in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 25°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Tours
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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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