7 days in Munich, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

7 days in Munich, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then explore the world behind art at Glyptothek, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and finally see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munich road trip app.

Metzingen to Munich is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, walk around Parque del Retiro, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid route planner.

You can fly from Munich to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Munich in August: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 39°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Barcelona is known for historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and stroll around Ciutadella Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums