8 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

8 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid
— 4 nights
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Barcelona
— 3 nights

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Madrid

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Museo Lazaro Galdiano and Museo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia MUNCYT capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de San Vicente and Pantheon of the Condesa de la Vega del Pozo. Venture out of the city with trips to Palacio del Infantado (in Guadalajara) and Avila (Iglesia de Santo Tome el Viejo, Parish of St. Peter the Apostle, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of La Latina, shop like a local with Barrio de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and engage your brain at Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid journey planner.

Barcelona to Madrid is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Barcelona

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes El Born. Kids will appreciate attractions like Circ Roma and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Get in touch with nature at Camino de Ronda and Bunker del Carmel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Gaudi Centre Reus (in Reus), Centre Hipic Bonastre (in Bonastre) and Muralla romana de Tarragona (in Tarragona). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats, have some family-friendly fun at Enigmik Escape Room, walk around Parc Francesc Macia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja de Ribes Roges.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona journey site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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