16 days in Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid Itinerary

16 days in Barcelona, Valencia & Madrid Itinerary

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Barcelona
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Valencia
— 5 nights
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Madrid
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Barcelona — 5 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at CosmoCaixa Barcelona and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Born and Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar), Tossa de Mar (Vila Vella (Old Town) & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Tarragona (Pont del Diable, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella, stop by La Barceloneta, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Barcelona road trip website.

Cairo, Egypt to Barcelona is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Barcelona is minus 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in July, with highs in Barcelona at 34°C and lows at 25°C. You'll set off for Valencia on the 10th (Sun).
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Valencia — 5 nights

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get outdoors at Platja La Malvarrosa and Playa de Xeraco. Let the collections at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti and Plaza de Toros de Valencia capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valencia: Playa Gandia (in Playa de Gandia), Denia (Playa de la Escollera Norte & Waterskiing & Jetskiing) and Cala del Moraig (in Benitachell). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen, explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, soak in style at Le Petit Hammam Gandia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Madrid.
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Madrid — 5 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcazar of Segovia and Barrio de Salamanca. Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Catedral de Segovia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Plaza de la Merced (in Segovia) and Avila (Basilica de San Vicente, The Four Posts, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and make a trip to Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid travel route builder.

You can take a train from Valencia to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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