8 days in Paris, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  17​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and then explore the world behind art at Musee du Louvre. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel planning tool .

Curitiba, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Curitiba to Paris is 4 hours. Traveling from Curitiba in April, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo and then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila "La Pedrera", then don't miss a visit to Park Guell, and finally look for gifts at Cellarer.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in April: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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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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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Queen Sofia Arts Center (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia) and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

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