14 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Zurich Itinerary

14 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Zurich Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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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.
Appreciate the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plaza de Oriente and Desperate Literature. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route tool.

New Delhi, India to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Madrid at 28°C and lows at 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Barcelona, Spain

— 6 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.
Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and La Casa Vella - Flamenco in Barcelona. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Shopping
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Grossmunster. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Museum Rietberg. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Lake Lucerne in Lucerne, about 1h 5 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Barcelona in June, with highs in Zurich at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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