Route & dates
Madrid— 14 nights
Cultural Capital of Spain
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Paseo de la Castellana for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Playa del Alberche (in Aldea del Fresno), Segovia (Monasterio Sta. Maria del Parral, Acueduct of Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, Puerta del Sol, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Gran Via, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and stop by El Brabantino.
For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary builder site.
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Madrid
Toledo, Segovia, Playa del Alberche, Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra
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