16 days in Italian Alps, Swiss Alps & Catalonia Itinerary

16 days in Italian Alps, Swiss Alps & Catalonia Itinerary

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1
Bolzano, Italy
— 3 nights
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
3
Salou, Spain
— 1 night
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights

3
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano ©
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bolzano: Selva di Val Gardena (Sella Pass & Sentiero per Rifugio Stevia) and Canazei (Sass Pordoi, Monumento a Fausto Coppi, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Puez-Geisler Nature Park, do a tasting at Kellerei Cantina Terlan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa San Pietro sul Colle.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bolzano trip builder app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Bolzano is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Bolzano is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in November; daily highs in Bolzano reach 14°C and lows reach 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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Puez-Geisler Nature Park ©
Puez-Geisler Nature Park
Kellerei Cantina Terlan ©
Kellerei Cantina Terlan
Sella Pass ©
Sella Pass

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 scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, learn something new at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bolzano to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Salou.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt
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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Celler Mas Vicenc, then learn about winemaking at Fassina Balanya-Destileria de alcohol, then do a tasting at Celler Devinssi, and finally ponder the design of Illuminated Fountain.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Salou trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Salou by combination of train and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Barcelona.

Things to do in Salou

Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Celler Mas Vicenc, Celler Devinssi, Fassina Balanya-Destileria de alcohol
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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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salou to Barcelona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. 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
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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