33 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

33 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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33 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
1
Barcelona
— 29 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

29
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Camp Nou has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Lloret de Mar (Kayaking & Canoeing, Fenals Beach, & more), Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and PortAventura (in Salou). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and indulge your taste buds at La Boqueria.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip tool .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. In August, daytime highs in Barcelona are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Begur, Calella de Palafrugell, Blanes, Platja d'Aro
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): walk around Parque del Retiro, then admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning site .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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