11 days in South of Spain & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in South of Spain & Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in South of Spain & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, take in the pleasant sights at Cuesta del Rey Chico, and then steep yourself in history at Alhambra. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Helsinki, Finland to Granada is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Granada. When traveling from Helsinki in November, plan for much hotter days in Granada, with highs around 19°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 9th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Don Bosco, get great views at Puente Nuevo, and then head outdoors with Ronda Dressage.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ronda, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery

2
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Eglise du Divin Sauveur, then make a trip to Metropol Parasol, then walk around Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville driving holiday planner .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Seville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 13th (Wed), hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Seville to Grindelwald. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen Church
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich online trip maker .

Drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Zurich sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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