36 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

36 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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36 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Madrid
— 16 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 18 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

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: Segovia (San Martin Church, Acueduct of Segovia, &more), Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more) and Circuito Cerro Negro (in Talavera de la Reina). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Parque del Retiro, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Madrid. 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, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Circuito Cerro Negro
Find places to stay May 13 — 30:
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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: XTR3S Mataro (in Mataro), Gnomo Park (in Lloret de Mar) and Le Chemin de Ronde de S'Agaro (in S'Agaro). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, stroll around Parc Guell, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 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, Vila Vella (Old Town), Gnomo Park, Le Chemin de Ronde de S'Agaro
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 17:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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