11 days in Spain, France & Germany Itinerary

11 days in Spain, France & Germany Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights


Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Madrid route maker tool.

Chandigarh, India to Madrid is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. March in Madrid sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip site.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Paris, France — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in March; daily highs in Paris reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Berliner Dom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, then appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Berlin travel route builder.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Berlin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Spain travel guide

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

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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.

Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.