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Nice to Madrid drive

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 Poblet Monastery
 Alhama de Aragon
2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days


Nice to Madrid road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Nice to Madrid. If you're planning a road trip to Madrid, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

9:00 am  start in Nice
drive for about 2 hours

10:45 am  Aix-en-Provence
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:45 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:51 pm  Pezenas
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:51 pm
drive for about 2 hours

5:04 pm  Girona
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:04 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:12 pm  Barcelona
stay overnight at W Barcelona
leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from W Barcelona
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:17 am  Poblet Monastery
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:17 am
drive for about 2 hours

1:27 pm  Saragoça
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:27 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:46 pm  Alhama de Aragon
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:46 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

7:06 pm  arrive in Madrid
eat at Mercado de San Miguel
stay at Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Enter a city to drive through on the way from Nice to Madrid.

Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Nice, France.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Aix-en-Provence  (38 answers)
    Cours Mirabeau  (5 mentions)
    questions about Aix-en-Provence:
        Hotels and/or spas in Aix-en-Provence
        Sunday/Monday Dining in Aix-en-Provence?

Pezenas  (4 answers)

Girona  (28 answers)
    Girona  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Girona:
        El Celler de Can Roca
    questions about Girona:
        Best places and art shops in Girona?
        Places to eat in Girona

Barcelona  (425 answers)
    Parc Güell  (72 mentions)
    La Rambla  (65 mentions)
    Basílica de la Sagrada Família  (57 mentions)
    La Boqueria  (43 mentions)
    La Pedrera  (43 mentions)
    restaurants around Barcelona:
        Ciudad Condal
        El Quim de la Boqueria
        Cervecería Catalana
    hotels around Barcelona:
        W Barcelona
        Hostal BCN Ramblas
        Hospital de Sant Pau
        Barceló Raval
        Market Hotel
    questions about Barcelona:
        Best tapas in Barcelona?
        What are the top 5 sights I can't miss in Barcelona?
        Trip for 3 days in Barca
        Some general questions and insights on Barcelona
        What's the best neighborhood in Barcelona for a first time visitor?

Poblet Monastery

Saragoça  (6 answers)
    questions about Saragoça:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Saragoça?
        What's the best neighborhood in Saragoça for a first time visitor?

Alhama de Aragon

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Madrid, Spain.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in Madrid?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Madrid.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

The Westin Palace  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Madrid? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Madrid?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Mercado de San Miguel, which was mentioned 23 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Botín  (9 mentions)
Tablao Villa Rosa  (8 mentions)
El Tigre  (7 mentions)
Taberna Alhambra  (7 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Madrid? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Madrid?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Plaza Mayor  (47 mentions)
Parque del Retiro  (31 mentions)
Museo del Prado  (28 mentions)
Royal Palace of Madrid  (24 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Madrid. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Mei & Kerstin from Larochette asked:
Should we spend 3 days in Madrid in January?  (12 answers)

profile  Claire from Minnesota asked:
What are the 3 best ways to experience Madrid culture?  (12 answers)

profile  Juan from France asked:
Best tapas  (10 answers)

profile  Jamey from Boise asked:
What is ONE thing I should do with 5 hours in Madrid?  (8 answers)

profile  Chappy from Chatham, Massachusetts asked:
Best Places to Eat in Madrid?  (8 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Madrid.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Madrid to Nice drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Nice to Madrid. Or get a full Nice to Madrid flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Nice well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Nice!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 782 miles
driving time of 11 hours, 30 minutes
Madrid is the same time as Nice
62 Nice travel answers
38 Aix-en-Provence travel answers
4 Pezenas travel answers
28 Girona travel answers
425 Barcelona travel answers
6 Saragoça travel answers
1 Alhama de Aragon travel answer
269 Madrid travel answers


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