14 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Zurich Itinerary

14 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Zurich Itinerary

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14 days in Madrid, Barcelona & Zurich Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
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 Thyssen-Bornemisza. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace of Madrid and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, look for gifts at Desperate Literature, and walk around Casa de Campo.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid route planner.

New Delhi, India to Madrid is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In May, Madrid is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 28°C and lows of 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
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

6
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.
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 Montjuic Castle. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Barcelona day trip website.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; 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
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
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 Museum Rietberg and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Mt Pilatus). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. 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 Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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