28 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Bern Itinerary

28 days in Spain, United Kingdom & Bern Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
7
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
10
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
11
Bern, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

4
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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've now added Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, walk around Hyde Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London tour builder site.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In November, daily temperatures in London can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then wander the streets of York Shambles, and finally take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of York Minster, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine the Great, and then get to know the resident critters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read York driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. November in York sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can catch the 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
York Minster ©
York Minster

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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): explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and finally don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
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.
On the 28th (Thu), stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Las Ramblas and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

Before you visit Barcelona, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Barcelona. In November, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

1
night
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain. On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Engracia.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zaragoza trip planner.

Take a train from Barcelona to Zaragoza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Zaragoza hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain
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Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain ©
Parque Monasterio De piedra, Zaragoza Spain
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
Iglesia de Santa Engracia ©
Iglesia de Santa Engracia

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Casa de Campo and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid holiday planning website.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Madrid in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Madrid are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Albayzin. On the 3rd (Tue), take a stroll through Albayzin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then admire the landmark architecture of Generalife, and finally step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Granada day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Granada, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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.
On the 4th (Wed), take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Cordoba itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cadiz.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

1
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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, kick back and relax at La Caleta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, then make a trip to Torre Tavira, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Barrosa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take in the views from Puente de la Constitucion de 1812, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe, and then don't miss a visit to Playa Victoria.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cadiz trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Cadiz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cadiz, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodegas Tio Pepe, Playa de la Barrosa
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira

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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.
To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville online travel route planner.

Getting from Cadiz to Seville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Seville

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

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kids will enjoy Chaplin's World and Skigebiet Betelberg. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Basel (Zoo Basel & Basel Minster). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring at Lake Geneva. categoryPhrases.sentence.Plan_for_a_day_of_cool_family_friendly_fun_on_the_day_at Bernaqua | Water Park | Fitness | Wellness. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern trip website.

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

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Basel, Lenk im Simmental, Chateau de Chillon, Magdalena Hermitage
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

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