5 days in Spain Itinerary

5 days in Spain Itinerary

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5 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
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

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

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

Edinburgh, UK to Madrid is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in February, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (13°C), and nights are about the same (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow 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.
Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Las Ramblas and Casa Milà. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Casa Batlló, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, examine the collection at Museu Frederic Marès, and make a trip to Park Güell.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in February since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barcelona Cathedral ©
Barcelona Cathedral

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