7 days in Spain Itinerary

7 days in Spain Itinerary

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7 days in Spain Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  12​h 30​min
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Newark

3
days
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional del Prado, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Newark, USA to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 60°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

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Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
days
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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, make a trip to Casa Batlló, and browse the eclectic array of goods at La Boqueria.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Casa Batlló ©
Casa Batlló
La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell ©
Park Güell

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