10 days in Spain & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dammam in May; daily highs in Paris reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), stroll around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

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Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 71°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Marbella.
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Marbella, Spain — 2 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
On the 25th (Thu), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery and then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo.

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Fly from Barcelona to Marbella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 27th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Estacion de Atocha, then walk around Parque del Retiro, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Getting from Marbella to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Marbella in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Spain travel guide

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.