11 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Marbella Itinerary

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Barcelona
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Madrid
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Marbella
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Barcelona — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), visit Las Ramblas, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona vacation maker website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in June: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Catedral Primada, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip website.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Marbella.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Marbella — 4 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ronda (Puente Nuevo & El Tajo de Ronda), Benalmadena (Puerto Marina Benalmadena & Parque De La Paloma) and Room Escape Games (in Malaga). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Born to be Wild, visit Marbella Old Town, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and admire the striking features of Puente Cristo del Amor.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Marbella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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