16 days in Germany, Switzerland & France Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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16 days in Germany, Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  4​h
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Chennai, India

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Fountain of Justice, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Frankfurt, and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt trip builder site .

Chennai, India to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In March, Frankfurt is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Zoos & Aquariums Museums Parks
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Zoo Frankfurt ©
Zoo Frankfurt
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Fountain of Justice ©
Fountain of Justice

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Europa-Park and Mundenhof. Explore Freiburg im Breisgau's surroundings by going to Baden-Baden (Spas, Lichtentaler Allee, & more) and Spitalkirche (in Ettenheim). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Freiburger Münster, look for gifts at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, ponder the design of Fischbrunnen, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schlossberg.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Freiburg im Breisgau trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Frankfurt to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Titisee-Neustadt.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks Parks Spas

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Spitalkirche, Europa-Park
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Europa-Park ©
Europa-Park
Mundenhof ©
Mundenhof
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda

1
night
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany

Titisee-Neustadt ©
Titisee-Neustadt is a municipality in the district of Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): cool off at Badeparadies Schwarzwald.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Titisee-Neustadt vacation tool .

Traveling by car from Freiburg im Breisgau to Titisee-Neustadt takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Titisee-Neustadt

Spas Theme Parks
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Badeparadies Schwarzwald ©
Badeparadies Schwarzwald

1
night
Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Schaffhausen ©
Schaffhausen is a town with historic roots, a municipality in northern Switzerland, and the capital of the canton of the same name; it has an estimated population of 36,000. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama, then wander the streets of Altstadt Schaffhausen, and then step into the grandiose world of Munot.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Schaffhausen trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Titisee-Neustadt to Schaffhausen by car takes about an hour. In March in Schaffhausen, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Munot ©
Munot
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen

1
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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 19th (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne and then see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

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Traveling by car from Schaffhausen to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Lucerne are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Childrens Museums Museums Nature
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, then fly down the slopes at Saas Fee Ski Resort, and finally fly down the slopes at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt road trip tool .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Saas-Fee
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee ©
Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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 22nd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, then examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at CERN, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
CERN
CERN
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. Keep things going the next day: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris and then make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris visit planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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