13 days in Spain, France & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Spain, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, see where the action happens at Camp Nou, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary website.

Hyderabad, India to Barcelona is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Barcelona, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in April, things will get cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 22°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Change things up with a short trip to Palmes Beach in Menton (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, kick back and relax at Castel Plage, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Nice online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Nice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in April since evenings lows in Paris dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.