22 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

22 days in Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Barcelona — 10 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Born and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet (in Poblet), Museo de Valls (in Valls) and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona (in Castelldefels). Spend the 8th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at La Fageda d'en Jorda, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and visit Barri de Gracia.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Santiago, Chile to Barcelona is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid — 10 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do your shopping at Barrio de Salamanca and Cava Baja Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alcazar of Segovia and Wine Tours & Tastings. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Castillo de pioz guadalajara (in Pioz), Calle Mayor (in Alcala De Henares) and Sepulveda (Museum de Los Fueros & The Casa de los Proano or Casa del Moro). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Segovia, snap pictures at Alcantara Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Hoces del Rio Duraton Natural Park, and don't miss a visit to The Four Posts.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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