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Madrid Itineraries

Planning a trip to Madrid? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Spend the morning doing a walking tour of Plaza Mayor/Sol area.
  • 2 Have lunch at Lhardy.
  • 3 Spend the afternoon shopping and exploring Plaza Mayor/Sol.
  • 4 Have dinner at Botín.
  • Day 4
  • 1 Enjoy your morning at El Rastro (only open Sunday mornings).
  • 2 Have lunch at one of the many cafes serving tapas in the neighborhood (a local tradition for Rastro shoppers).
  • 3 Spend the afternoon at Caixa Forum.
  • 4 Have dinner at Casa Granada.
  • Day 5
  • 1 Spend the morning at the Reina Sofía.
  • 2 Have lunch at Asador el Molino.
  • 3 Spend the afternoon walking off that giant meal in Parque del Oeste and seeing the Templo de Debod.
  • 4 Have a light dinner.
  • Day 6
  • 1 Take a hike with Hiking in Madrid.
  • 2 Have dinner somewhere at your hotel restaurant or somewhere close. You’ll be tired.
  • Day 7
  • 1 Spend the morning at Museo de América.
  • 2 Have lunch in whatever neighborhood you choose for your last-minute shopping.
  • 3 Enjoy afternoon shopping.
  • 4 Have dinner in Lavapiés, followed by a night out in the barrio, ending at La Candela.

MAP OF 7 DAY ITINERARY

  • DAY 1
  • DAY 2
  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
  • DAY 7
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