36 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

36 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 32 nights
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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Barcelona

— 32 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lloret de Mar (Museu del Mar - Can Garriga, Fenals Beach, &more), Tossa de Mar (Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town), &more) and Blanes (Jardi Botanic Marimurtra, Castillo de San Juan, &more). Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at PortAventura. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in August; daily highs in Barcelona reach 33°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

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 (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in September since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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