15 days in Spain, Istanbul & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Istanbul & Paris Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Gran Via, Estacion de Atocha, and other attractions you added. Kids will enjoy Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and appreciate the history behind Plaza de Cibeles.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Madrid day trip planning tool.

Medellin, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Suleymaniye Cami . Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum and Dolmabahce Palace. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and stroll around Gulhane Park.

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You can fly from Madrid to Istanbul in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Madrid to Istanbul. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
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Food Tours
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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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.
You've added Paris Seine, Parc de la Villette, Luxembourg Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Attractions like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ile Saint-Louis and Montparnasse Tower. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Paris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Paris. In July, Paris is a bit cooler than Istanbul - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museu Picasso, Parc de Montjuic, Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo, and other attractions. Attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, visit El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Placa d'Espanya.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in July since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo ©
Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Tours · Historic Sites
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