25 days in Switzerland, France & Germany Itinerary

25 days in Switzerland, France & Germany Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Chur, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Konstanz, Germany
— 1 night
8
Offenburg, Germany
— 3 nights
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
12
Paris, France
— 2 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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 9th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planning app.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Lucerne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Old Town
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): indulge your senses at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, and finally have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Montreux holiday builder website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Tours · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours ©
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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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 15th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Gornergrat, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then make a trip to Walk of Climb, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Riffelsee.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chur.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

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Chur, Switzerland

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Bundner Kunstmuseum, then explore the activities along Caumasee, then test your team's savvy at AdventureRooms Chur, and finally take a stroll through Old Town Chur. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Bundner Naturmuseum, then make a trip to Kirchturm Heiden, and then test the waters at Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to Chur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of tram and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Konstanz.

Things to do in Chur

Museums · Nightlife · Spas

Side Trips

Caumasee, Kirchturm Heiden, Tamina Therme Bad Ragaz
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:
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Bundner Kunstmuseum ©
Bundner Kunstmuseum
Kirchturm Heiden ©
Kirchturm Heiden
Bundner Naturmuseum ©
Bundner Naturmuseum

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Konstanz, Germany

Konstanz ©
Set on the border with Switzerland and on the shores of the lake of the same name, Konstanz represents both a city of leisure and some of the country’s best education.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Mainau, then take a leisurely stroll along Constance Harbour, and then make a trip to Konstanz Munster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Constance (Bodensee), examine the collection at Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen, and then pause for some photo ops at Graf-Zeppelin-Denkmal.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Konstanz day trip site.

Traveling by car from Chur to Konstanz takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Offenburg.

Things to do in Konstanz

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Lake Constance (Bodensee), Pfahlbaumuseum Unteruhldingen
Highlights from your plan
Mainau ©
Mainau
Constance Harbour ©
Constance Harbour
Konstanz Munster ©
Konstanz Munster

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Offenburg, Germany

Offenburg ©
Offenburg is a city located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Offenburger Wochenmarkt, contemplate the long history of Historische Altstadt, then find something for the whole family at Rodelbahn Gutach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Offenburg tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Konstanz to Offenburg takes 2.5 hours. September in Offenburg sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Offenburg

Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Triberg, Gutach im Schwarzwald, Historische Altstadt, Dorotheenhutte Wolfach
Highlights from your plan
Schwarzwalder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof ©
Oli`s Schnitzstube ©
Oli`s Schnitzstube
Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum) ©
Black Forest Museum (Schwarzwaldmuseum)

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Augustiner Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, then explore the activities along Bachle, and finally admire the striking features of Munsterplatz. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Schwabentor and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip builder site.

Drive from Offenburg to Freiburg im Breisgau in an hour. September in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Europa-Park
Highlights from your plan
Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster
Munsterplatz
Munsterplatz

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 25th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cite de l'Automobile, then see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de la Croix du Burn. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, don't miss a visit to Vieille Ville, then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and finally explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Colmar sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Colmar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mulhouse, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, Chapelle de la Croix du Burn, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Vieille Ville
Highlights from your plan
Cite de l'Automobile ©
Cite de l'Automobile
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Strasbourg, don't miss a visit to Pont Couverts, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, then make a trip to Mont Sainte Odile, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, then stop by La Petite France, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and finally walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip planner.

You can drive from Colmar to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Mont Sainte Odile, Domaine Albert Seltz
Highlights from your plan
Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Interios.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation builder website.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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