11 days in Paris, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

11 days in Paris, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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11 days in Paris, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Louvre Museum, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and Eiffel Tower. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe and then take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

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New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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.
Camp Nou has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Casa Batllo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

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You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Madrid when traveling from Barcelona in September, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Sat) before leaving for Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park

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