9 days in Madrid, Zaragoza & Barcelona Itinerary

9 days in Madrid, Zaragoza & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid
— 3 nights
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Zaragoza
— 1 night
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Barcelona
— 4 nights
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Madrid

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas & Catedral Primada). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, and admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha.

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Istanbul, Turkey to Madrid is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Madrid is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Madrid, with lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Zaragoza.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

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Zaragoza

— 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Pilar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, and then steep yourself in history at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

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Traveling by train from Madrid to Zaragoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites

Barcelona

— 4 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 is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and stroll around Ciutadella Park.

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Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Barcelona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Barcelona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums