28 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

28 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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28 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Madrid
1
Madrid
— 24 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Madrid

24
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Santa Cruz la Real, Iglesia de San Sebastian, & more), Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Toledo (Catedral Primada, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, and don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

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If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In April, daytime highs in Madrid are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria. Keep things going the next day: catch a live event at Camp Nou, walk around Parc Guell, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Barcelona travel route planning website .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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