10 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
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Paris, France
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor will appeal to history buffs. Attractions like Prado National Museum and Parque del Retiro make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Arroyomolinos to see Centro Comercial Madrid Xanadú about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madrid road trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Madrid, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Malaga, Spain

— 3 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Playa El Salon and Burriana Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Playa de la Alberquilla, &more).

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Malaga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Madrid in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning tool.

Fly from Malaga to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Malaga in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature
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