17 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Ciutadella Itinerary

17 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Ciutadella Itinerary

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Madrid — 5 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Church of Santo Tomé. Head to Mercado San Miguel and ABC Serranofor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Catedral Primada). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and take a stroll through Gran Via.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid online travel route planner.

Cleveland, USA to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Madrid is 6 hours. Traveling from Cleveland in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 94°F. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Barcelona.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Barcelona — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visit Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic for their historical value. Head to La Boqueria and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelonafor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to La playa de Tamariu in Tamariu (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, and take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona online trip maker.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ciutadella.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches
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Ciutadella — 5 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Olivar House / Palacio Olivar and Binissues. For shopping fun, head to Binibeca Vell or Mercat de Pescados. When in Ciutadella, make a side trip to see Playa de Son Bou in Alaior, approximately Alaior away.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ciutadella trip planning tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Ciutadella in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. July in Ciutadella sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Madrid.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Madrid — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the striking features of Templo de Debod, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, pick up some local products at Mercado de San Antón, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ciutadella to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ciutadella in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Tours · Fun & Games · Spas
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Menorca travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
The most tranquil of the Balearic Islands, Minorca or Menorca is a protected biosphere reserve featuring a remarkably unspoiled nature. Despite its small size, this island possesses just as many beaches as its bigger siblings, making it a perfect holiday destination. Here adventurous travelers have the opportunity to leisurely explore the natural attractions that abound, and quite possibly could have a pristine beach all to themselves. But more than just these untouched beaches and secluded bays along the coast, the island does have several modern yet very peaceful resorts, noted for a wide range of outstanding tourist facilities and a myriad of alfresco dining options.