17 days in Spain & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

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17 days in Spain & Monte-Carlo Itinerary

Start: Austin, United States
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 30 min
1
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
End: Austin, United States

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Marché de la Condamine has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, get a taste of the local shopping with Marché de la Condamine, then try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Casino Square. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, make a trip to Champions Promenade, then examine the collection at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Monte-Carlo road trip planning app.

Austin, USA to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Austin in May, with highs in Monte-Carlo at 69°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Museums Parks Casinos

Side Trip

Jardin Exotique de Monaco
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco ©
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco

6
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Colon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, and hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Valencia route app.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Valencia, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've now added Spanish Tapas Madrid to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Valencia to Madrid takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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