5 days in Spain Itinerary

5 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain tour planner

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Madrid
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Barcelona
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Madrid

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque del Retiro, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madrid road trip website.

Washington, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. April in Madrid sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Barcelona

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On your second day here, make a trip to Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.