Route & dates
Start: Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain— 4 nights
Train: 3 h
Barcelona, Spain— 3 nights
Fly: 4 h
Nice, France— 2 nights
Fly: 3 h 30 min
Paris, France— 5 nights
End: Paris, France
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Cultural Capital of Spain
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Cripta Magica, Castellana 113 Lounge&Bar, Royal Palace of Madrid, and other attractions you added.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid day trip planning site.
If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. May in Madrid sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Barcelona on the 24th (Wed).
Things to do in Madrid
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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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes El Bosc de les Fades as well as Playa de La Barceloneta. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Cellarer. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casa Batllo.
For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online holiday planner.
Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel to Nice.
Things to do in Barcelona
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Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paloma Beach, steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder app.
Fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.
Things to do in Nice
St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Villa Kerylos
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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.Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.
To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary tool.
Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in May, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Paris
Palace of Versailles
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