12 days in Paris, Malaga & Madrid Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Malaga & Madrid Itinerary

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

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

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Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris. While traveling from Cairo, expect little chillier 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 · Neighborhoods

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Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

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 Burriana Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Playa de la Alberquilla, &more).

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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 · Historic Sites

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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.
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 Casa de Campo are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

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Take a train from Malaga to Madrid in 3.5 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 · Shopping
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