11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h
1
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
2
Toledo
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, walk around Parque del Retiro, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid driving holiday planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Madrid. In March, Madrid is colder than Dubai - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, then don't miss a visit to Catedral Primada, and finally don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Greco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Toledo itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

4
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, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel route planner.

Take a train from Toledo to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Toledo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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