6 days in Madrid & Paris Itinerary

6 days in Madrid & Paris Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Paris, France
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Museo de Santa Cruz, Catedral Primada, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid online sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In October in Madrid, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Madrid in October; daily highs in Paris reach 62°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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