6 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

6 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Dublin

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
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: walk around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

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

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Find places to stay May 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
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 reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madrid holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 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
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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