55 days in Community of Madrid Itinerary

55 days in Community of Madrid Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Drive to Alcala De Henares
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Alcala De Henares
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Rascafria
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San Martin de Valdeiglesias
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Madrid
— 45 nights
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San Lorenzo de El Escorial
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Drive to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Alcala De Henares — 3 nights

Alcalá de Henares, meaning Citadel on the river Henares, in Arabic قلعة النار, is a Spanish city located 35km northeast of the country's capital, Madrid. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): walk around Parque Europa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Alcala de Henares, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then deepen your understanding at Universidad de Alcala, and finally gain insight at Colegio de San Ildefonso. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza de Cervantes, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, stop by Oleoteca "La Chinata" Alcalá, then take an in-depth tour of Regional Archaeological Museum of Madrid , and finally don't miss a visit to Calle Mayor.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alcala De Henares road trip tool.

New York City, USA to Alcala De Henares is an approximately 17-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Alcala De Henares to be somewhat warmer, temps between 52°F and 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rascafria.
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Rascafria — 2 nights

Rascafría is a municipality of the Community of Madrid, Spain.In its territory is the Monastery of Santa Maria de El Paular. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rascafria: Murallas de Buitrago del Lozoya (in Buitrago de Lozoya), Cueva de los Enebralejos (in Pradena) and Pedraza (Carcel De La Villa, Plaza Mayor, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Perrero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, make a trip to Monasterio de Santa Maria de El Paular, and head outdoors with Las Presillas Piscinas Naturales de Rascafria.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rascafria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alcala De Henares to Rascafria takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Martin de Valdeiglesias.
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San Martin de Valdeiglesias — 1 night

San Martín de Valdeiglesias is a town of Comunidad de Madrid with a population is 8.190 people.San Martín has a castle, the Castle of Coracera which was built in the fifteenth century.San Martín is near to Cadalso de los Vidrios, Pelayos de la Presa, Villa del Prado, Aldea del Fresno, Navas del Rey y Colmenar del Arroyo, other towns of Comunidad de Madrid, and it is also near the village of Ávila: El Tiemblo, and Pantano de San Juan.In summer San Martín has a greater population than in winter as people come to spend their holidays because the temperature in this town is perfect.The culture of this town is varied. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): stroll through Kuna Iberica, enjoy breathtaking views from Ermita de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, then do a tasting at Luis Saavedra Bodegas Ecologica, and finally walk around El Bosque Encantado.

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Traveling by car from Rascafria to San Martin de Valdeiglesias takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Madrid.
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Madrid — 45 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Custodia de Arfe, Museo del Greco, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stroll around Casa de Campo, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

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Getting from San Martin de Valdeiglesias to Madrid by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to San Lorenzo de El Escorial.
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San Lorenzo de El Escorial — 3 nights

San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side of the Sierra de Guadarrama, at the foot of Mount Abantos and Las Machotas, 29mi from Madrid. Change things up with a short trip to Estacion de Esqui Puerto de Navacerrada in Cercedilla (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Casita del Príncipe, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stop by Chocolates Escorial Amanthia.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Lorenzo de El Escorial trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madrid to San Lorenzo de El Escorial takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Community of Madrid travel guide

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The area surrounding the capital city, the Community of Madrid is located in the very heart of the country. Densely populated and quite industrialized, the region still retains some remarkably unspoiled and diverse habitats and landscapes, including tall mountain peaks, dense oak forests, and low-lying plains. The region’s lush valleys are noted for sheltering the last bastions of the Spanish imperial eagle, as well as several other species nearly extinct everywhere else in the world. Though the region’s main attraction is undoubtedly the city of Madrid, it is the impressive biodiversity of the area that draws tourism to this part of Spain.