37 days in Switzerland, France & Spain Itinerary

37 days in Switzerland, France & Spain Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 13 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 4 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Maennlichen (in Grindelwald), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, view the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Luzern, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne online trip builder.

Chennai, India to Lucerne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Lucerne is minus 4.5 hours. In September, Lucerne is colder than Chennai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Pfarrkirche Ernen (in Ernen) and Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael (in Raron). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and La Croisette (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and explore the galleries of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Nice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Venture out of the city with trips to Avignon (Musee Calvet, Palais des Papes, &more), Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Aix-en-Provence (Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, take a stroll through The Panier, and delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marseille trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, plan for little chillier nights in Marseille, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marseille in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip builder.

You can fly from Paris to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Madrid reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Seville, Spain

— 13 nights

City of Towers

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cordoba (Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, &more) and Ronda (Dona Felisa Winery, La Ciudad, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Seville trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Seville in October, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Nightlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.