36 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

36 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Barcelona
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Barcelona

— 17 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Tossa de Mar (Art Gallery Blanco Grane - Tossa de Mar & Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya), Sa Palomera (in Blanes) and Casa Museu Can Font (in Lloret de Mar). Spend the 16th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online tour planner.

London, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll set off for Madrid on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Madrid

— 18 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Coches de Cine (in Yuncos), Segovia (Monasterio de San Antonio El Real, Calle Real de Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Mosque of Christ of the Light, Alcantara Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planning site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, Madrid is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips