12 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

12 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Male, Maldives
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Grand Baie, Mauritius
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Las Ramblas. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, look for gifts at Vom FASS Barcelona, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning site.

New Delhi, India to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from New Delhi in October: highs in Barcelona hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Maurice de Mauriac and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Zurich by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, and then kick back and relax at Zandvoort aan Zee.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Male.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Male, Maldives

— 1 night
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
On the 29th (Sat), examine the collection at National Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), and then soothe aching muscles at Veli Spa at Kurumba Maldives.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Male road trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Amsterdam to Male with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Male is 4 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in October; daily highs in Male reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Grand Baie.

Things to do in Male

Museums · Spas · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Grand Baie, Mauritius

— 1 day
Wide-open beaches with dazzling blue water and a relaxed coastal atmosphere lure visitors to take a trip to Grand Baie.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): try to win big at The Crown Lodge Mauritius, then kick back and relax at Mont Choisy Beach, and then kick back and relax at La Cuvette Public Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Grand Baie route planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Male to Grand Baie. The time zone difference moving from Maldives Time (MVT) to Mauritius Standard Time (MUT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Male in October; daily highs in Grand Baie reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Baie

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.

Mauritius travel guide

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Beaches · Islands · Geologic Formations
Island of Rainbows and Shooting Stars
A small but surprisingly multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius sits just east of Madagascar and offers a white-sand coastline lapped by sapphire waters. The contrasts of colors, tastes, and cultures here makes a vacation in Mauritius richly rewarding, with plenty to do along the coast and deeper inland. A tour of Mauritius usually includes long stops at the island's beaches, which serve as launching points for deep-sea fishing trips, dolphin-watching excursions, and scuba diving adventures. Farther away from the water, you can discover a paradise for hikers and nature lovers. Mauritius is made for explorations on foot, with several volcanic summits and a large national park sheltering abundant species of indigenous plants and birds.