14 days in Switzerland, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 8th (Mon), take a stroll through Old Town, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour itinerary planning app.

Calgary, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Calgary to Zurich is 8 hours. When traveling from Calgary in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Zurich, with highs around °C, while nights are much hotter with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, thenstop by Buchhandlung Boedeli, and finally find your balance on the water with Hightide Kayak School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February in Interlaken, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Maennlichen, Jungfraujoch
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Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, thentake a tour by water with Paragliding Luzern, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lucerne, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucerne vacation maker.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February in Lucerne, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Pfarrkirche St. Heinrich
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Paragliding Luzern ©
Paragliding Luzern
Rigi ©
Rigi
Spas & Wellness

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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and stop by Las Ramblas.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip maker.

Getting from Lucerne to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in February: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid to go to Toledo and see Catedral Primada, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid vacation planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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