8 days in Madrid & Province of Alicante Itinerary

8 days in Madrid & Province of Alicante Itinerary

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8 days in Madrid & Province of Alicante Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  11​h
1
Madrid
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Alicante
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Paphos

5
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, and catch a live event at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip website.

Paphos, Cyprus to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Traveling from Paphos to Madrid, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paphos in January, things will get slightly colder in Madrid: highs are around 12°C and lows about 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Alicante.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 3rd (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at Xcapate, take a stroll through El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Levante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Explanada de Espana, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alicante trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Madrid to Alicante by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in February; daily highs in Alicante reach 20°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alicante

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trip

Benidorm
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante

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