11 days in London, Barcelona & Switzerland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights


London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Big Ben, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, and then take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

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San Diego, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Diego to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in January, plan for cooler days in London, with highs around 46°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

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You can fly from London to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Barcelona is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in January, with highs in Barcelona at 58°F and lows at 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and wander the streets of Old Town.

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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in February; daily highs in Zurich reach 43°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.