39 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

39 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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39 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 20 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 18 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

20
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fenals Beach and La Playa de Sitges. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Parroquia de Sant Jaume Apostol (in Creixell), Esglesia vella de Sant Miquel de l'Espluga de Francoli (in L'Espluga de Francoli) and Capella del Roser (in Valls). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at La Fosca Beach, don't miss a visit to Ciutat Vella, examine the collection at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route planner .

Bengaluru, India to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarragona, Girona, Torroella de Montgri, Lloret de Mar, Playa de la Pineda
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
La Fosca Beach ©
La Fosca Beach

18
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casco Historico de Toledo and Alcazar de Segovia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Martue (in La Guardia), Chinchon (Museo Etnologico la Posada, Plaza mayor de Chinchon, & more) and Toledo (Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid online journey planner .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in January; daily highs in Madrid reach 12°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cuenca, Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Chinchon
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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