16 days in Germany, Switzerland & France Itinerary

16 days in Germany, Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Fountain of Justice, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Frankfurt, and then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Frankfurt journey planning tool.

Chennai, India to Frankfurt is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in March, with highs in Frankfurt at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum Frieder Burda and Freiburger Münster. Get out of town with these interesting Freiburg im Breisgau side-trips: Spitalkirche (in Ettenheim) and Baden-Baden (Spas, Lichtentaler Allee, &more). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Europa-Park, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Buchhandlung zum Wetzstein, explore the world behind art at Augustiner Museum, and admire the striking features of Munsterplatz.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Freiburg im Breisgau trip site.

Drive from Frankfurt to Freiburg im Breisgau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, 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
Freiburger Münster ©
Freiburger Münster

1
night
Titisee-Neustadt, Germany

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

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Titisee-Neustadt trip builder app.

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Titisee-Neustadt by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in Titisee-Neustadt

Spas Theme Parks
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Badeparadies Schwarzwald ©
Badeparadies Schwarzwald

1
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Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Schaffhausen ©
The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, thenwander the streets of Altstadt Schaffhausen, and then explore the historical opulence of Munot.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Schaffhausen trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Titisee-Neustadt to Schaffhausen in an hour. March in Schaffhausen sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods 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
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and then see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip builder tool.

Getting from Schaffhausen to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

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

2
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): see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, cruise along Gornergrat, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Saas Fee Ski Resort, and finally fly down the slopes at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, thenstroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

Make your Zermatt itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and then make a trip to The Flower Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at CERN, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, stroll through Bains des Paquis, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenadmire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva journey maker site.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, thensteep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. 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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