13 days in Germany, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

13 days in Germany, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

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13 days in Germany, Barcelona & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
2
Dortmund, Germany
— 1 day
Drive:  9 h
3
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Dallas, United States

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kleinmarkthalle, The Hauptwache and Iron Bridge. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Hauptwache, hunt for treasures at Kleinmarkthalle, then admire the striking features of Romer, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus), and finally take in the views from Iron Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Frankfurt trip itinerary builder website.

Dallas, USA to Frankfurt is an approximately 15- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Frankfurt is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in February: high temperatures in Frankfurt hover around 43°F and lows are around 32°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Dortmund.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Shopping
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Romer ©
Romer
Iron Bridge ©
Iron Bridge

1
day
Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund
Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dortmund tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Frankfurt to Dortmund by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. February in Dortmund sees daily highs of 42°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Dortmund

Parks Outdoors Museums
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2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich Residenz has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Marienplatz, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Asamkirche, and get curious at Deutsches Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Munich journey builder site.

You can fly from Dortmund to Munich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Munich are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Munich

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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

4
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.
You've now added Montjuic Castle to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip tool.

You can fly from Munich to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Munich in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 62°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Madrid Rio as well as Gran Via. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in March since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

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