4 days in South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

4 days in South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

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4 days in South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Train:  4 h
1
Avignon, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Barcelona, Spain

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the views from Pont d'Avignon and then step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Avignon vacation planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Avignon is an approximately 4- hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Barcelona in d’agost, Avignon is little chillier at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), get your game on at SENSAS Nice, make a trip to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take a memorable tour with Tours, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, and finally cool off at Aquasplash.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Avignon in d’agost, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Antibes, Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, then fly down the slopes at Pilatus Luzern, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nice to Lucerne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Nice in d’agost; daily highs in Lucerne reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

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