Route & dates
Barcelona— 2 nights
Madrid— 6 nights
Sat, Nov 18 - Sun, Nov 26
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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Catalan Music, Museu Picasso and Playa de La Barceloneta. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso and then catch a live performance at Palace of Catalan Music. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp, thenkick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.
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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.
Things to do in Barcelona
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Cultural Capital of Spain
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa de Campo as well as Siempre en las Nubes. Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Segovia to see Acueduct of Segovia about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum, and make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.
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Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between °F and °F. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sun).
Things to do in Madrid
Segovia, Catedral Primada
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