11 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

11 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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11 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Shiraz
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Shiraz

5
nights
Barcelona

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 Barcelona Cathedral, La Boqueria, Parc de Montjuic, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Mila - La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. El Barri Gòtic and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barceloneta Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sant Pau del Camp, and admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary planner .

Shiraz, Iran to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shiraz to Barcelona is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Shiraz in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. On the 17th (Tue), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Royal Palace of Madrid. Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Catedral Primada, Church of Santo Tomé, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Retiro Park, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and get a taste of the local shopping with Gran Via.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Madrid online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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