12 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

12 days in Canada & Europe Itinerary

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Calgary, Canada
— 1 day
Drive
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 1 night
Drive
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Calgary, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly

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Calgary, Canada

— 1 day

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
On the 10th (Wed), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Big Rock Brewery, steep yourself in history at Fort Calgary, and then explore the world behind art at Glenbow Museum.

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If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Calgary International Airport. Expect a daytime high around -2°C in February, and nighttime lows around -15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 1 night
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Pyramid and Patricia Lakes, then head outdoors with Lac Beauvert, then stroll through Marmot Basin, and finally get outside with Old Fort Point.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Jasper National Park attractions planner.

You can drive from Calgary to Jasper National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Jasper National Park sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Banff National Park, Canada

— 2 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
On the 12th (Fri), hit the slopes at The Lake Louise Ski Resort and then take in the exciting artwork at Samson Native Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jasper National Park in February, you will find days in Banff National Park are a bit cooler (-5°C), and nights are about the same (-15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Banff National Park to Paris in 15 hours. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Banff National Park to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Banff National Park in February; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can fly to Granada.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, admire the striking features of Alhambra, and then admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Granada route planner.

Fly from Paris to Granada in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 17:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, then stop by Carrero Malda, then stroll around Parc Guell, and finally make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. February in Barcelona sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Niederdorf, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich day trip tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in February, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.