23 days in Spain, France & Germany Itinerary

23 days in Spain, France & Germany Itinerary

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23 days in Spain, France & Germany Itinerary

Start: Medellin, Colombia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Medellin, Colombia

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Mirador del Valle. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo), The Walls of Avila (in Avila) and Alcazar de Segovia (in Segovia). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, explore the activities along Retiro Park, and make a trip to Plaza de Oriente.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary maker .

Medellin, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Time (COT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Medellin in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toledo, Alcazar de Segovia, The Walls of Avila
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Food Tours

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and Photography Tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Casa Batllo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colline du Chateau overlook and Place Massena. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastère de Cimiez, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice travel planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in December, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tete de Chien
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chartres Cathedral and Jardin des Tuileries. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel planner .

Fly from Nice to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 47°F and lows are around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Chartres Cathedral
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 10th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Schloss Nymphenburg, then appreciate the history behind Ruhmeshalle und Bavaria, then stroll around Theresienwiese, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then admire the natural beauty at English Garden, and then make a trip to Olympic Tower.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner .

Fly from Paris to Munich in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Munich hover around 41°F and lows are around 29°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Theresienwiese ©
Theresienwiese
Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Potsdam's Gardens. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Sanssouci Park in Potsdam--about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire the masterpieces at Gemaldegalerie, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and make a trip to Brandenburg Gate.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Munich to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Potsdam, Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Walking tours
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen

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