13 days in Madrid, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

13 days in Madrid, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

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13 days in Madrid, Paris & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  16 h 30 min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Templo de Debod, Plaza de Espana Madrid, Estacion de Atocha, and other attractions you added. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Plaza de Santa Ana, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid.

Before you visit Madrid, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Madrid is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Madrid. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Sat) before leaving for Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

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

4
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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning website .

You can fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Madrid in February: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the galleries of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and get your game on at Simuteca.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Paris to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 17°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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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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