4 days in Spain Itinerary

4 days in Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain visit planner

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Madrid
— 1 night
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Barcelona
— 2 nights
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Madrid

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque del Retiro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Istanbul, Turkey to Madrid is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul 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 up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Barcelona

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas and then get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.