8 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

8 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Athens
Fly:
6​h 15​min
Barcelona
— 3 nights
train:
2​h 45​min
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:
20​h 30​min
Hyderabad

3
days
Barcelona

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Casa Batlló and Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at El Barri Gòtic and Park Güell. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, see the interesting displays at Picasso Museum, and pause for some photo ops at El Cafè de la Pedrera.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Barcelona is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Barcelona. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Sightseeing Museums Historic Sites
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Park Güell
La Sagrada Familia
Casa Batlló

3
days
Madrid

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, explore the world behind art at Museum Sorolla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid holiday planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 90°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Sightseeing Historic Sites
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Museo Nacional del Prado
Royal Palace of Madrid

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