28 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Bern Itinerary

28 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Bern Itinerary

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28 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Bern Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
9
Bern, Switzerland
— 10 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In November in London, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 24th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then take a stroll through York Shambles, and finally take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, don't miss a visit to Constantine Statue, and then get to know the resident critters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York tour itinerary builder website .

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Yorkshire Wildlife Park
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York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Yorkshire Wildlife Park ©
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip maker site .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

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 28th (Thu): stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

Start your trip to Barcelona by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in November: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Attractions like Parque del Retiro and Casa de Campo make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Madrid travel route builder app .

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Madrid to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Albayzin has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through Albayzin, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then steep yourself in history at Generalife, and finally contemplate the long history of Alhambra.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip planner .

Fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in December, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, Seville is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. You will leave for Bern on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory

10
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Bring the kids along to Skigebiet Betelberg and Tierpark Dahlholzli. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Geneva (Lake Geneva, Cathedrale de St-Pierre, & more), Mt Pilatus (in Lucerne) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and head outdoors with Elfenau.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern vacation tool .

You can fly from Seville to Bern in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in December, plan for cooler days in Bern, with highs around 5°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Geneva, Lenk im Simmental, Mt Pilatus, Chaplin's World, Zoo Basel
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

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