12 days in Paris, Malaga & Madrid Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Malaga & Madrid Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
2
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Paris sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Paris is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get some historical perspective at Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Kids will appreciate attractions like Playa El Salon and Playa de la Alberquilla. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Burriana Beach, &more).

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Malaga sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Paris to Malaga by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Malaga to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Malaga in August, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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