12 days in Paris, Malaga & Madrid Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Malaga & Madrid Itinerary

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12 days in Paris, Malaga & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore and learn at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Paris is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (29°C), and nights are cooler (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Paris

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Relax by the water at Playa El Salon and Playa Torrecilla. Visiting Playa de la Alberquilla and Burriana Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Malaga with an excursion to Fundación Cueva de Nerja in Nerja--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Alcazaba and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Malaga takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Malaga is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 36°C and lows of 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, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla

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 Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado National Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) and Casa de Campo. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Malaga to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Malaga in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up 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
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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