14 days in Spain & Paris Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid tour planning app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in December, with highs in Madrid at 14°C and lows at 3°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Valencia trip itinerary website.

Take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect nights in Valencia to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. December in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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.
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