15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Madrid
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Barcelona
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h 45​min
New York City

5
days
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Caballos la Vereda and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Templo de Debod. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Catedral Primada (in Toledo) and Cave of Enebralejos (in Pradena). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and admire the natural beauty at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In March in Madrid, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cueva de los Enebralejos, Caballos la Vereda, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Catedral Primada
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Museo Nacional del Prado
Royal Palace of Madrid
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

8
days
Barcelona

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Casa Milà and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Casa Batlló and Picasso Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Renteolo (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and La Fageda d'en Jorda (in Olot). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, stroll through Park Güell, look for all kinds of wild species at Garrotxa Volcanic Natural Park, and tour the water at your own pace with Sailing Experience Barcelona.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 47°F in Barcelona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Olot, Vila Vella (Old Town), Camino de Ronda, Renteolo, Delta del Llobregat
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La Barceloneta
Casa Batlló
El Barri Gòtic

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