26 days in Madrid & Washington DC Itinerary

26 days in Madrid & Washington DC Itinerary

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Washington DC, United States
Fly:
16​h
Madrid, Spain
— 12 nights
Fly:
16​h
Washington DC, United States
— 13 nights
Washington DC, United States

11
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial) and Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, Museo De Santa Cruz, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire all the interesting features of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip builder.

Washington DC, USA to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Madrid is 6 hours. In March, daytime highs in Madrid are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Madrid

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Monasterio y Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Museo Nacional del Prado
Royal Palace of Madrid

13
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Washington DC, United States

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Gettysburg National Military Park (in Gettysburg), Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (in Chantilly) and National Museum of the Marine Corps (in Triangle). Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring nature at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, get a sense of history and politics at United States Capitol, explore the activities along Tidal Basin, and appreciate the history behind Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Washington DC sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Madrid to Washington DC. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. April in Washington DC sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Sightseeing Museums Parks

Side Trips

Arlington, Charles Town, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Gettysburg National Military Park, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
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The White House
National Gallery of Art

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