9 days in France & Spain Itinerary

9 days in France & Spain Itinerary

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9 days in France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Manila, Philippines


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3
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris itinerary maker tool .

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Paris. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in May, with highs in Paris at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

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

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the next day, walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then examine the collection at Prado National Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Madrid by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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