15 days in Switzerland, Paris & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Paris & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland, Paris & Spain Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Mt. Rigi in Lucerne--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt), and stop by Confiserie Sprüngli AG.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich travel itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in February: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 6°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Rigi ©
Rigi

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to River Seine and Ile Saint-Louis. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Canal Saint-Martin, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 1°C in Paris. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

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nights
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Urgull and then kick back and relax at Ondarreta Beach. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at La Concha Beach, have some family-friendly fun at Let's get Basque!, and then kick back and relax at Zurriola Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Sebastian - Donostia vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, San Sebastian - Donostia is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Ondarreta Beach ©
Ondarreta Beach
Zurriola Beach ©
Zurriola Beach

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for sightseeing, museums, parks, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, enjoy some diversion at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and admire the landmark architecture of Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip generator.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Sebastian - Donostia in February, plan for little chillier nights in Madrid, with lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of La Sagrada Familia, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Barceloneta, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Las Ramblas, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batlló, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally don't miss a visit to Park Güell.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in February, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Playa de La Barceloneta ©
Playa de La Barceloneta
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Las Ramblas

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