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

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 Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet), Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris travel itinerary planner.

Portland, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Portland in August, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Luxembourg City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 1 night

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.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 nights

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: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, appreciate the extensive heritage of Las Ramblas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.

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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.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks
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