13 days in Paris & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Paris & Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Paris, France
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip builder app.

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic make great kid-friendly stops. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Batllo and Las Ramblas. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, catch a live event at Camp Nou, and wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in May; daily highs in Barcelona reach 25°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at London Room, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, and finally look for gifts at Munira Leather. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, stop by Degusta Andalucia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Granada by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: highs in Granada hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Barrio de Salamanca. Change things up with a short trip to Playa del Alberche in Aldea del Fresno (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque del Retiro, look for gifts at Artestilo, learn about winemaking at Pinkleton & Wine, and get to know the fascinating history of Paseo de la Castellana.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madrid tour planner.

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Madrid, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Spain travel guide

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Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.