9 days in Spain & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Spain & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

Make it your trip
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
3
Montserrat, Spain
— 1 day
Train
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Madrid, Spain
Fly

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take a stroll through Gran Via, pause for some photo ops at Plaza de Cibeles, see where the action happens at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Madrid visit site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport. In December in Madrid, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 37°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Passeig de Gracia, admire the striking features of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, and then examine the collection at Parc de Montjuic.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip planner.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 43°F. On the 20th (Mon), you're off to Montserrat.

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Montserrat, Spain

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Montserrat Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sant Jeroni.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Montserrat road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Montserrat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Montserrat, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Barcelona.

Things to do in Montserrat

Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel planner.

Traveling by car from Montserrat to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 47°F and lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

On the 24th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online journey planner.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in December: highs in Madrid hover around 54°F, while lows dip to 37°F. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Madrid

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip
Highlights from your trip

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
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.