10 days in Dublin, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

10 days in Dublin, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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10 days in Dublin, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Miami, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You've added Powerscourt Waterfall, The Temple Bar, Ha'penny Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at The Temple Bar. On your second day here, sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, take a stroll through Grafton Street, explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Powerscourt Waterfall.

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Miami, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Miami to Dublin. In December, Dublin is colder than Miami - with highs of 48°F and lows of 38°F. You'll set off for Madrid on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Enniskerry
Highlights from your plan
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You've added Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala, Mercado San Miguel, and other attractions to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (San Martin Bridge, Custodia de Arfe, & more). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque del Retiro and wander the streets of Gran Via.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Dublin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 37°F. On the 7th (Thu), you're off toBarcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, The Walls of Avila
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've added El Puerto de Barcelona, The Magic Fountain, Born Bike Tours Barcelona, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, take a stroll through Ciutat Vella, and appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation maker tool .

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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