15 days in Madrid & Valencia Itinerary

15 days in Madrid & Valencia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain travel route planner

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Madrid
— 6 nights
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Valencia
— 8 nights
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Madrid

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Family-friendly places like Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more) and Segovia (Mirador de la Pradera de San Marcos, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Madrid is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in September, you will find days in Madrid are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are cooler (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Valencia

— 8 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Family-friendly places like Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and Bioparc Valencia will thrill your kids. Explore Valencia's surroundings by going to Alicante (Placa Gabriel Miro, Castillo de Santa Barbara, &more), Benidorm (Exposicion Los Clicks Toman Benidorm, Playa de Levante, &more) and Javea (The Treatment Works, Cala Blanca, &more). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market of Valencia, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get great views at La Mola, and take a leisurely stroll along Promenade of Calpe.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia journey planning site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Valencia dip to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips