12 days in Paris, Luxembourg City & Barcelona Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Luxembourg City & Barcelona Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights


Paris, France

— 4 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen), Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning app.

Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Paris is 9 hours. When traveling from Portland in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 57°F at night. 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 · Outdoors

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): appreciate the views at Moselle Valley, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Merveilleux, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City online visit planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Luxembourg City takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and walk around Parc Guell.

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You can fly from Luxembourg City to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in August: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 83°F and lows are around 71°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

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