36 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

36 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid
— 16 nights
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Barcelona
— 18 nights

16
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more), Segovia (San Martin Church, Acueduct of Segovia, &more) and Circuito Cerro Negro (in Talavera de la Reina). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in May, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Circuito Cerro Negro, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

18
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Gnomo Park (in Lloret de Mar), XTR3S Mataro (in Mataro) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mataro, Gnomo Park, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 17:
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia