11 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

11 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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1
Madrid
— 3 nights
2
Barcelona
— 6 nights

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, look for gifts at Mercado de Motores, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip site.

San Diego, USA to Madrid is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Diego to Madrid due to the time zone difference. In March, Madrid is a bit cooler than San Diego - with highs of 59°F and lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

6
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

Before you visit Barcelona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 47°F. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 29:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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