10 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Family-friendly places like Royal Palace of Madrid and Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) will thrill your kids. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza Mayor and Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and hit the slopes at Centro Comercial Madrid Xanadú.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid tour builder .

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro. You'll get in some beach time at Playa El Salon and Playa Torrecilla. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Burriana Beach, & more).

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Malaga

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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Arc de Triomphe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris visit planner.

Getting from Malaga to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Malaga in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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