5 days in Spain Itinerary

5 days in Spain Itinerary

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Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Madrid
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

2
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 22nd (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker website.

Edinburgh, UK to Madrid is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Edinburgh in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

2
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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