15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Cozumel
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Madrid
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Barcelona
— 6 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Cozumel

7
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia) and Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, stroll around Casa de Campo, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary builder app .

Cozumel, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cozumel in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

6
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in December since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Tours Parks
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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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