6 days in Spain Itinerary

6 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona
— 3 nights
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Madrid
— 2 nights
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Barcelona

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, explore the world behind art at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and stop by Las Ramblas.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Barcelona visit planning app.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Madrid

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.