9 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

9 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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9 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Skopje
plane:  4​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Skopje

4
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Canya Bar Cerveseria, Mr White Cocktail Bar and Tandem Cocktail Bar. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, and see where the action happens at Camp Nou.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel planner .

Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia to Barcelona is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Skopje in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, walk around Casa de Campo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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