6 days in Spain Itinerary

6 days in Spain Itinerary

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6 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  16​h
1
Barcelona
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Birmingham

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and examine the collection at Museo Picasso.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Birmingham, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Barcelona is 7 hours. While traveling from Birmingham, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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 14th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, explore the activities along Retiro Park, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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