10 days in Barcelona, Menorca & Madrid Itinerary

10 days in Barcelona, Menorca & Madrid Itinerary

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10 days in Barcelona, Menorca & Madrid Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
Ciutadella
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: New York City

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.
Dedicate the 9th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire all the interesting features of Camp Nou, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip planner .

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Barcelona. Traveling from New York City in April, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

4
nights
Ciutadella

Ciutadella ©
Ciutadella of Minorca or simply Ciutadella is a town and a municipality in the western end of Minorca, one of the Balearic Islands (Spain). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ciutadella: Cami de Cavalls (in Mahon), Playa de Son Bou (in Alaior) and Rafa's boats (in Mercadal). There's lots more to do: get some thrills on the water with Menorca en Barco, take in the waterfront activity at Mahon Port, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Sant Bartomeu, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Ciudadela.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ciutadella day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Ciutadella takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Ciutadella can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Menorca, Ferreries, Playa de Son Bou, Rafa's boats, Cami de Cavalls
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Cala Macarelleta ©
Cala Macarelleta
Rafa's boats ©
Rafa's boats
Cami de Cavalls ©
Cami de Cavalls

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ciutadella to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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