12 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

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12 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

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

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) and Royal Palace of Madrid. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Templo de Debod, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

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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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cairo in August since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa El Salon and Playa de la Alberquilla. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Burriana Beach, & more). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crocodile Park.

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Take a train from Madrid to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malaga, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Malaga

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

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Nerja, Crocodile Park
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

3
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

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You can fly from Malaga to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Malaga in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

#Museums, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites

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Disneyland Park
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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