31 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

31 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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31 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Madrid
1
Madrid
— 25 nights
2
Barcelona
— 3 nights
3
Barcelona
— 2 nights
End: Madrid

25
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra and The Walls of Avila. Escape the urban bustle at Retiro Park and Subida Pico Ocejon. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Chorrera de los Litueros (in Somosierra), Ermita de la Virgen de las Vegas (in Requijada) and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Sepulveda). Spend the 25th (Wed) among lush scenery at Alta Ruta Guadarrama. Dedicate the 21st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Alcazar de Segovia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Segovia, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In March in Madrid, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Rascafria, Segovia, Los asientos
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Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park ©
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 28th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Fenals Beach and then steep yourself in history at Vila Vella (Old Town). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, stroll around Parc Guell, and then make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in March since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vila Vella (Old Town), Fenals Beach
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Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): wander the streets of Ciutat Vella and then see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera. On your second day here, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, then see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, and then wander the streets of El Born.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona visit planning tool .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
El Born ©
El Born
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©

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