7 days in Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid Itinerary

7 days in Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid Itinerary

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7 days in Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Valencia
— 1 day
Train:  2 h
3
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Chicago

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 20th (Sun), admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa Milà, admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in November, with highs in Barcelona at 65°F and lows at 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
day
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): meet the residents at City of the Arts and Sciences.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Barcelona to Valencia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias

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 24th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Valencia in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 56°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel 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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