17 days in Cannes, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

17 days in Cannes, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Cannes, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  10​h
1
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  4​h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Rothenburg, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Dresden, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
7
Berlin, Germany
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
8
Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to La Croix-des-Gardes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Midi Plage, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): make a trip to Le Monastere Fortifie, don't miss a visit to Star-Studded Floor, don't miss a visit to Gare Maritime, take a leisurely stroll along Vieux Port, then make a trip to Les Murs Peints, and finally don't miss a visit to Monuments aux Morts.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cannes online tour itinerary planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Cannes is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Cannes is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in March, expect Cannes to be colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Geneva.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Eglise de Biot
Highlights from your plan
Gare Maritime ©
Gare Maritime
Star-Studded Floor ©
Star-Studded Floor

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 4th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Collections Baur, Musee des Arts d’Extreme-Orient. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Quartier des Eaux-Vives, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portes du Soleil, and then learn about winemaking at Les Freres Dubois.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geneva day trip planning tool .

You can fly from Cannes to Geneva in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. In March, Geneva is little chillier than Cannes - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Les Freres Dubois, Portes du Soleil, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
Highlights from your plan
Portes du Soleil ©
Portes du Soleil
Quartier des Eaux-Vives ©
Quartier des Eaux-Vives
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces ©
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then stroll through 5-Seenweg. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Stellisee, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, and finally stop by Laderach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Stellisee ©
Stellisee
Laderach ©
Laderach

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 9th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and finally get engrossed in the history at Bourbaki Panorama. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, then make a trip to The Nine Towers, then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lucerne in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Rothenburg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
The Nine Towers ©
The Nine Towers

1
night
Rothenburg, Germany

Rothenburg ©
An old imperial city, Rothenburg is the main tourist stop on the scenic Romantic Road of Bavaria.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tauberbrucke, contemplate the long history of Spital Bastion, then examine the collection at Historiengewölbe mit Staatsverlies - Museum zur Stadtgeschichte in Rothenburg o.d.T., then admire the striking features of Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Herrgottskirche.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Rothenburg trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Lucerne to Rothenburg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in March, you will find days in Rothenburg are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Rothenburg

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Herrgottskirche
Highlights from your plan
Spital Bastion ©
Spital Bastion
Herrgottskirche ©
Herrgottskirche
Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus ©
Marien Apotheke- Jagstheimerhaus

2
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
On the 12th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Kurlander Palais, then brush up on your military savvy at Museum Festung Dresden, then explore the striking landscape at Schwedenlocher, and finally Head underground at Kuhstall. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Tradition & Form, examine the collection at Parkeisenbahn, then admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten der Technischen Universitat Dresden, and finally see the interesting displays at Gedenkstatte Bautzner Strasse.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dresden sightseeing planner.

Drive from Rothenburg to Dresden in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. March in Dresden sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Berlin.

Things to do in Dresden

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Schwedenlocher, Kuhstall
Highlights from your plan
Schwedenlocher ©
Schwedenlocher
Kuhstall ©
Kuhstall
Dresden Xperience ©
Dresden Xperience

1
night
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Altes Museum, don't miss a visit to Reiterstandbild Konig Friedrich II von Preussen, and then wander the streets of Kreuzberg.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation planning tool .

Getting from Dresden to Berlin by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Altes Museum ©
Altes Museum
Kreuzberg ©
Kreuzberg

4
nights
Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rathausmarkt and Hospitalkirche zum Heiligen Geist. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hamburg: Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal) (in Brunsbuettel), Sankt Peter-Ording (Seebrucke & Sankt Peter-Ordings Pfahlbauten) and Bothmer Palace (in Kluetz). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Wildpark Schwarze Berge, admire the natural beauty at Old Botanical Garden, and get engrossed in the history at Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Hamburg online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Berlin to Hamburg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Hamburg are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sankt Peter-Ording, Nord Ostseekanal (Kiel Canal), Hospitalkirche zum Heiligen Geist, Wildpark Schwarze Berge, Bothmer Palace
Highlights from your plan
Old Botanical Garden ©
Old Botanical Garden
Wildpark Schwarze Berge ©
Wildpark Schwarze Berge
Bothmer Palace ©
Bothmer Palace

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