15 days in Province of Barcelona & Community of Madrid Itinerary

15 days in Province of Barcelona & Community of Madrid Itinerary

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15 days in Province of Barcelona & Community of Madrid Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15 h
1
Barcelona
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 6 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Toronto

8
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Head to Passeig de Gracia and CELLARERfor some retail therapy. Explore hidden gems such as La Playa de Sitges and Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Balmins in Sitges (about 50 minutes away). The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, tour the water at your own pace with Sailing Experience Barcelona, and make a trip to Casa Batlló.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel planner.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Sitges
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

6
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ruta los Oficios de la Vida and Ruta de Molino a Molino. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo. When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional de la Sierra de Guadarrama in Rascafria, approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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La Hiruela, Penalara Natural Park
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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