12 days in Paris, Luxembourg City & Barcelona Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Luxembourg City & Barcelona Itinerary

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12 days in Paris, Luxembourg City & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Portland, United States

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip planner .

Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Paris is 9 hours. While traveling from Portland, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Versailles, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

1
night
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 16th (Sun), appreciate the views at Moselle Valley, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc Merveilleux, trek along Circuit Wenzel, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Luxembourg City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Moselle Valley, Parc Merveilleux
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Parc Merveilleux ©
Parc Merveilleux
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

5
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.
When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see PortAventura in Salou, approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Parc Guell, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona day trip planning website .

Getting from Luxembourg City to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Luxembourg City in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 83°F and lows about 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

PortAventura
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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