11 days in Switzerland, France & Spain Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, France & Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland, France & Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Fly + Tram:  3​h
3
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Tram + Fly:  5​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the next day, take in the views from Chapel Bridge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne online trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Lucerne, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in February; daily highs in Lucerne reach 7°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 5th (Wed), walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then take a stroll through La Petite France, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Parc de l'Orangerie ©
Parc de l'Orangerie
Alsatian Museum ©
Alsatian Museum
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): ride a horse along Parc de la Tete d'Or, see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Strasbourg to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. February in Lyon sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema ©
Musee Miniature et Cinema
Vieux Lyon ©
Vieux Lyon

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Fri), wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla and then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seville route planner.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Seville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lyon in February; daily highs in Seville reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Seville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Micalet - Miguelete, then steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dali Theatre-Museum and Girona Cathedral (Catedral). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and Anfiteatro de Tarragona. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic, wander the streets of Passeig de Gracia, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip website .

Fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Wed).

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Dali Theatre-Museum, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona
Girona Cathedral (Catedral) ©
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)

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