21 days in Spain, Paris & Berlin Itinerary

21 days in Spain, Paris & Berlin Itinerary

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

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Let the collections at Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui and Faunia. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and explore the striking landscape of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Madrid, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Madrid is cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Barcelona, Spain

— 6 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 Parc Guell. Do your shopping at Passeig de Gracia and Cellarer. Spend the 1st (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, browse the exhibits of CaixaForum Barcelona, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, and look for gifts at Casa Gispert.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in January; daily highs in Barcelona reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Seine River will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Champs-Elysees and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online holiday maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Berlin, Germany

— 6 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Gallery Heike Arndt DK capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Charlottenburg Palace, look for gifts at Winterfeldt Markt, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Berlin, and make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin tour planner.

Fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.