22 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

22 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 9 nights
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Barcelona

— 9 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Visiting Playa de La Barceloneta and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at El Barri Gòtic and Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Venture out of the city with trips to Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Cala Sa Conca (in Platja d'Aro) and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, get outside with Via Ferrata de les Baumes Corcades, stop by Las Ramblas, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

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Tel Aviv, Israel to Barcelona is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tel Aviv to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. In December, Barcelona is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Madrid

— 12 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visiting Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Senda Ecologica de Toledo, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more) and Segovia (House Museum of Antonio Machado, La Juderia, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips