9 days in Spain & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Spain & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Madrid, Spain
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
End: Madrid, Spain

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night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid journey builder app.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then make a trip to Plaza de España, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip app.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Seville are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Paris is a bit cooler than Seville - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Museu Picasso. Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Joan Miro Foundation. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso

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