20 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

20 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fortaleza
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Barcelona
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Madrid
— 11 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Fortaleza

7
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Playa de La Barceloneta and Montgat Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona route planner.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Barcelona is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Fortaleza to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fortaleza in December, expect Barcelona to be colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Montgat Beach
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

11
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui and Climbing Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, San Roman Church, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, see where the action happens at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, walk around Parque del Retiro, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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