28 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

28 days in Spain, Amsterdam & Brussels Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
5
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
6
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Sierra de Guadarrama National Park and Safari de Madrid. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo) and Los asientos (in Valsain). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, view the masterpieces at Rio Creative Art Center, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip website.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid. Traveling from Buenos Aires in September, things will get a bit warmer in Madrid: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Toledo, Los asientos
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes El Barri Gòtic, Placa Reial, Park Guell Private Tours, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, get a tailor-made plan with Park Guell Private Tours, thendon't miss a visit to Placa Reial, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, enjoy some diversion at Parc de la Ciutadella Centre Esportiu Municipal, thenpause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomf, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Madrid, Spain

For shopping fun, head to El Rastro or Barrio de Salamanca. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Faunia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Sepulveda) and Toledo (Museo del Greco & El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum). Enjoy Madrid some more: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and stop by Tecetera The Delicious Shop.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Toledo, Balloon Rides, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park
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Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park ©
Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There's much more to do: stop by The Jordaan, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) ©
Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House)
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Madrid, Spain

Visit Alcazar of Segovia and Templo de Debod for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia & Old City) and Museo del Greco (in Toledo). See even more of Madrid: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, visit Barrio de Salamanca, stop by Ecomania, and hunt for treasures at El Rastro.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Madrid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Segovia, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Museo del Greco
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Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 21st (Sat), see the interesting displays at Atomium, don't miss a visit to Place St. Gery, thensteep yourself in history at Grand Place, and finally shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Piscine L'Espadon, thenexamine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Brussels online vacation maker.

Fly from Madrid to Brussels in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Madrid in September; daily highs in Brussels reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) ©
Musical Instruments Museum (MIM)

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Madrid, Spain

Head to El Rastro and Ecomaniafor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Horse Riding Madrid. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Segovia (Acueduct of Segovia, Alcazar of Segovia, &more), Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park (in Sepulveda) and Museo del Greco (in Toledo). Explore Madrid further: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod, wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, and identify plant and animal life at Faunia.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, Madrid is a bit warmer than Brussels - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Segovia, Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, Museo del Greco
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

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