21 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

21 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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21 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Madrid
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 12 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

8
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Kids will enjoy Parque del Retiro and Casa de Campo. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral de Segovia, & more) and Toledo (Catedral Primada, Raquel Lopez Damascene-Damasquinado, & more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, take a stroll through Gran Via, and shop like a local with Barrio de Salamanca.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid online travel route planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Madrid is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in June, with highs in Madrid at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

12
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and CaixaForum. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou, about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 26th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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