17 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Palma de Mallorca Itinerary

17 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Palma de Mallorca Itinerary

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Madrid
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Barcelona
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Palma de Mallorca
— 6 nights
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Madrid
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Madrid — 5 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Gran Via are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and ABC Serrano. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online travel planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid is 4 hours. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll get in some beach time at Fenals Beach and Playa Cala Sa Boadella. Head to La Boqueria and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelonafor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Palma de Mallorca.
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Palma de Mallorca — 6 nights

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Do your shopping at La Pajarita and Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca. Relax by the water at Playa de Muro and Platja d'es Trenc. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palma de Mallorca: Playa del Puerto de Pollensa (in Port de Pollenca), Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia) and Parroquia Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (in Pollenca). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Agulla, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Banos Arabes.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at El Rastro, then admire the landmark architecture of Templo de Debod, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Palma de Mallorca in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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