12 days in Switzerland, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland, Madrid & Barcelona Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, shop like a local with Gran Via, and explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid day trip planning app.

Calgary, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Calgary in February, with highs in Madrid at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
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: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, shop like a local with La Boqueria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation app.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, thensnap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in February, things will get little chillier in Lucerne: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Spas
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Rigi ©
Rigi
Spas & Wellness
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, thenfly down the slopes at Maennlichen, thenget to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, thentake in panoramic vistas at Gurten, thenadmire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Bern, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Interlaken vacation website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Interlaken are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bern, Kleine Scheidegg, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Maennlichen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Gurten ©
Gurten

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night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen tour itinerary planner.

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Interlaken. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Tours

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

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