15 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Benidorm Itinerary

15 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Benidorm Itinerary

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Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Tram:  4 h 15 min
3
Benidorm
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Bangkok

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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Barri de Gracia. The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, make a trip to Palau Guell, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona road trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Barcelona is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Barcelona, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in August, things will get little chillier in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Palacio-Castillo Magalia (in Las Navas del Marques), Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Royal Palace of Aranjuez (in Aranjuez). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, steep yourself in history at Plaza de la Villa, admire the landmark architecture of Museo Cerralbo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Virgen de la Paloma.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Benidorm.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palacio-Castillo Magalia, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Castillo de San Servando, Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
nights
Benidorm

Benidorm ©
A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castillo de Santa Barbara and Guadalest Valley. Popular historic sites such as El Palmeral and Iglesia de San Jaime y Santa Ana are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Benidorm: Basilica de Santa Maria (in Elche), Alicante (San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral & Museo Arqueologico de Alicante) and Iglesia de San Jorge (in Alcoy). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Levante, contemplate the long history of Cullera, Valenica, Spain, examine the collection at Museo Cueva de Dragut, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Cullera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Benidorm vacation planner.

Do a combination of train and tram from Madrid to Benidorm in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Benidorm hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Benidorm

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alicante, Elche, Cullera, Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa San Miguel Arcangel, Cullera, Valenica, Spain
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Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara
El Palmeral ©
El Palmeral
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante

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