16 days in Italian Alps, Swiss Alps & Catalonia Itinerary

16 days in Italian Alps, Swiss Alps & Catalonia Itinerary

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16 days in Italian Alps, Swiss Alps & Catalonia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Train:  12​h 30​min
1
Bolzano, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Train:  10​h 30​min
3
Salou, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Explore Bolzano's surroundings by going to Selva di Val Gardena (Sella Pass & Sentiero per Rifugio Stevia) and Canazei (Sass Pordoi, Monumento a Fausto Coppi, & more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, learn about winemaking at Loacker Wine Estates, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa San Pietro sul Colle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bolzano day trip tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bolzano is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in November, things will get cooler in Bolzano: highs are around 14°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bolzano

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Canazei, Selva di Val Gardena, Kellerei Cantina Terlan, Chiesa San Pietro sul Colle
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Sass Pordoi ©
Sass Pordoi
Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti ©
La Terrazza delle Dolomiti

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip maker website .

You can drive from Bolzano to Zermatt in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salou.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School

1
night
Salou, Spain

Salou ©
Known for its Mediterranean climate and vibrant beach community, Salou serves as the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada.
On the 27th (Wed), get in on the family fun at PortAventura. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Celler Mas Vicenc, do a tasting at Fassina Balanya-Destileria de alcohol, then do a tasting at Celler Devinssi, and finally admire the local landmark of Illuminated Fountain.

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You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zermatt to Salou in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, tram, and flight. In November, daily temperatures in Salou can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Salou

Theme Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Fassina Balanya-Destileria de alcohol, Celler Mas Vicenc, Celler Devinssi
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Celler Devinssi ©
Celler Devinssi
PortAventura
PortAventura
Celler Mas Vicenc ©
Celler Mas Vicenc

6
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
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 parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona sightseeing planner.

Getting from Salou to Barcelona by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Barcelona sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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