15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid
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Madrid

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Venture out of the city with trips to Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Carrascal del Rio), Cueva de los Enebralejos (in Pradena) and Caballos la Vereda (in Riaza). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

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New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Madrid is 6 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in March: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 59°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

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Barcelona

— 8 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at La Fageda d'en Jorda and Playa de La Barceloneta. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Renteolo (in Sant Feliu de Guixols), Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

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Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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