5 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

5 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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5 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: walk around Parc Guell, then catch a live event at Camp Nou, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner .

Madrid to Barcelona is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums 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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nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Letango Tours, Plaza Mayor, Prado National Museum, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: make a trip to Puerta del Sol and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker tool .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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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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