23 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Rome Itinerary

23 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Rome Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 9 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Madrid, Spain

— 9 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Head to Mercado San Miguel and Simply Rickshawfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia, Old City, &more) and Toledo (Catedral Primada, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, stroll around Casa de Campo, admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner.

London, UK to Madrid is an approximately 3-hour travel. You can also fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Madrid at 39°C and lows at 22°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

— 7 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 Watersports has been added to your itinerary. Do your shopping at La Boqueria and Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona tour itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Rome, Italy

— 6 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Head to Via Condotti and Porta Portesefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rome tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 18°C. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

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