17 days in France, Germany & Spain Itinerary

17 days in France, Germany & Spain Itinerary

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17 days in France, Germany & Spain Itinerary

New Delhi, India
Fly:  18​h
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
New Delhi, India

3
days
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dôme Sacre Coeur, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

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Washington DC, USA to Paris is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Paris is little chillier than Washington DC - with highs of 77°F and lows of 58°F. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Berlin.

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Historic Sites Museums Parks

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Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Louvre Museum
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Eiffel Tower

3
days
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and meet the residents at Zoo Berlin.

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You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Berlin, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

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Zoo Berlin
Zoo Berlin
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Reichstag Building
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Brandenburg Gate

4
days
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 sightseeing, parks, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at El Cafè de la Pedrera, stroll through Park Güell, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

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You can fly from Berlin to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Berlin in July, expect Barcelona to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

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Casa Batlló
La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell ©
Park Güell

2
days
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

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Take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 65°F at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Museo Nacional del Prado ©
Museo Nacional del Prado
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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