22 days in Spain, Interlaken & Milan Itinerary

22 days in Spain, Interlaken & Milan Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, stroll through Casa de Campo, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madrid holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Madrid. In May, Madrid is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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 historic sites, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Interlaken.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wineries
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (Barenpark, Aare River, &more), Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Lake Zurich). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Interlaken takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in May: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 20°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Milan, Italy

— 6 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba) and Verona (Arena di Verona, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, shop like a local with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica San Lorenzo Maggiore.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Milan trip site.

Getting from Interlaken to Milan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in May: high temperatures in Milan hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Churches · Landmarks
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.