12 days in Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Palma de Mallorca
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Barcelona
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Madrid
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Palma de Mallorca — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Explore Palma de Mallorca's surroundings by going to Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo), Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia) and Son Juliana (in Santa Eugenia). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Mallorca on foot, take a tour by water with Big Blue Diving, admire the landmark architecture of Edifici Casasayas, and hike along Path of the Archduke.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca trip planning tool.

Dallas, USA to Palma de Mallorca is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Palma de Mallorca due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in April: high temperatures in Palma de Mallorca hover around 68°F and lows are around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 4 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: stroll around Parc Guell, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and stop by Las Ramblas.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, Catedral Primada, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madrid attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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