16 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

16 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid
— 8 nights
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Barcelona
— 7 nights

8
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Madrid. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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

7
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: stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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