12 days in Madrid, Malaga & Paris Itinerary

12 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

— 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 Parque del Retiro. 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: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Campo.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid travel planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Madrid is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Madrid. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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 flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; 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 fly to Paris.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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 Musee d'Orsay. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online day trip planner.

You can fly from Malaga to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler 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 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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