15 days in Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Madrid — 7 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Toledo (Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, Catedral Primada, &more) and Segovia (Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, Acueduct of Segovia, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Manama, Bahrain to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Manama, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona — 6 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 sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

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Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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