7 days in Spain Itinerary

7 days in Spain Itinerary

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7 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado National Museum. Shop till you drop at Mercado San Miguel and Canal Art Exhibition Centre. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, wander the streets of Gran Via, shop like a local with Cava Baja Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Rio Creative Art Center.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning site .

Tokyo, Japan to Madrid is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©

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 8th (Wed): walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, and finally browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then shop like a local with Base Elements Urban Art Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in January, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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