9 days in Denmark, Spain & Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Denmark, Spain & Switzerland Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights


Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, then explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, and then look for gifts at National Gallery of Denmark.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen day trip planning app.

New Delhi, India to Copenhagen is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 15th (Tue), look for gifts at Diseno Propio. Artesania., admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and finally take a stroll through Gran Via.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Madrid day trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Madrid in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in December, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Barcelona, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Barceloneta, take in the exciting artwork at En construccio, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria La Lesia, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY, then stop by pure & tasty WESTGARDE AG, then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally view the masterpieces at Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich journey planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Zurich in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, Zurich is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Denmark travel guide

Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Spain travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.

Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.