18 days in Madrid & London Itinerary

18 days in Madrid & London Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 11 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 11 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from the city and head to Calzada medieval Puerto del Pico and Parque Regional Cuenca Alta Del Manzanares. Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Tirolinas Go! (in Guadarrama), Toledo (Antica Roma Gallery, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more) and El Relaxarium de Rebeca (in Bargas). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, take a stroll through Gran Via, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and browse the different shops at ABC Serrano.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid holiday planning site.

Lagos, Nigeria to Madrid is an approximately 9-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lagos in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and National Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the wide array of goods at Harrods, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Madrid to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in London to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods