Day trips from Madrid
There is no shortage of day trip options from Madrid, certainly the diversity of places available to visit is probably the highest in all of Spain. You can reach many places by either fast AVE trains, buses or slower local trains.
Depending on how much you want to see and how hectic you like your trip, you may be able to combine some daytrip destinations from Madrid into one day.
The most visited day trip destinations from Madrid are
: The old capital of Spain and city of 3 cultures with amazing food.
Segovia: The small town with an imposing Roman aqueduct, huge Gothic Cathedral, and Alcazar that supposedly inspired the Disney Castle.
Avila: The city of Convents and the imposing wall and gates that are best see after dark when they are lit up.
El Escorial: The Royal Palace complex and monastery.
Valley of the Fallen: Close to El Escorial, the massive cross and the controversial burial place of Franco and those who died in the Civil War.
Salamanca: The ancient university town with food and architecture
Wine Day Tour to Ribera del Duero from Madrid
Cordoba day tour