42 days in Spain, Interlaken & Milan Itinerary

42 days in Spain, Interlaken & Milan Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 10 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 9 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 12 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Madrid, Spain

— 10 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia) and Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in May, with highs in Madrid at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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Barcelona, Spain

— 9 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). There's much more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday maker site.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Barcelona are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Interlaken.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald), Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Zurich (Lake Zurich, Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, &more). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and explore the activities along Aare River.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Interlaken by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 26°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Milan, Italy

— 10 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Milan side-trips: Tremezzina (Villa del Balbianello & Villa Carlotta), Langhe landscapes UNESCO (in Alba) and Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, test your team's savvy at La Casa Maledetta, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and take an in-depth tour of Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Milan online travel route planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Milan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in June: high temperatures in Milan hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.