28 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Bern Itinerary

28 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Bern Itinerary

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28 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Bern Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  4​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
9
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
11
Bern, Switzerland
— 9 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You've now added Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural History Museum and Tower Bridge. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In November, daytime highs in London are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then take a stroll through York Shambles, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, don't miss a visit to Constantine Statue, and then get to know the resident critters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In November, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Yorkshire Wildlife Park ©
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally make a trip to The Royal Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Make your Edinburgh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Barcelona tour builder site .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in November: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
You've now added Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Engracia.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zaragoza trip maker tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Zaragoza takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Zaragoza to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Iglesia de Santa Engracia ©
Iglesia de Santa Engracia

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 1st (Sun), examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Casa de Campo and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Madrid in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Madrid sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casa de Campo ©
Casa de Campo
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

2
nights
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.
Albayzin has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through Albayzin, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then steep yourself in history at Generalife, and finally contemplate the long history of Alhambra.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner .

Fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Granada in December: highs in Cordoba hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, enjoy the sand and surf at La Caleta Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, then don't miss a visit to Torre Tavira, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de la Barrosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): snap pictures at Puente de la Constitucion de 1812, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe, and then make a trip to Playa Victoria.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cadiz trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Cadiz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cordoba in December since evenings lows in Cadiz dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de la Barrosa, Bodegas Tio Pepe
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Cordoba in December, with lows around 8°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off toBern.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory

9
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Bring the kids along to Skigebiet Betelberg and Bernaqua | Water Park | Fitness | Wellness. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Basel (Zoo Basel & Basel Minster), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Mt Pilatus (in Lucerne). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring at Lake Geneva. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bern trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Bern by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Bern: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Basel, Lausanne, Mt Pilatus, Swiss Vapeur Parc
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

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