12 days in Lucerne & Spain Itinerary

12 days in Lucerne & Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Lucerne & Spain Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Lake Zurich (in Zurich) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and see the interesting displays at Schachmuseum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary planner .

Helsinki, Finland to Lucerne is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Helsinki in November, expect nights in Lucerne to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lake Zurich
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

2
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.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In November, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Lucerne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

1
night
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 12th (Tue), wander the streets of Albayzin, step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. On the next day, admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, then stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and then make a trip to Plaza de España.

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Drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in November, Seville is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Parque del Retiro and Royal Palace of Madrid. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and admire the landmark architecture of Templo de Debod.

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You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seville in November, with highs in Madrid at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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