12 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Step out of Madrid to go to Arroyomolinos and see Centro Comercial Madrid Xanadú, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Madrid travel route planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa El Salon and Balcony of Europe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Burriana Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Crocodile Park, and explore the galleries of Alcazaba.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip maker.

Getting from Madrid to Malaga by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Malaga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

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You can fly from Malaga to Paris in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 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 · Neighborhoods

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