11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Emirates 255
7​h 30​min View details
1
Barcelona
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
2
Madrid
— 4 nights
Emirates 144
7​h 30​min View details
End: Dubai

5
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Camp Nou as well as Placa del Tibidabo. Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Las Ramblas.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Barcelona. In December, Barcelona is colder than Dubai - with highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Thu) before leaving for Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

4
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stadio Santiago Bernabeu as well as El Rastro. Kids will enjoy Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Catedral Primada & MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid tour planner .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, things will get a bit cooler in Madrid: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Toledo
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

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