18 days in Switzerland, Barcelona & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland, Barcelona & Paris Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Weggis
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Weggis, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Magic Fountain as well as Camp Nou. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, stroll around Parc Guell, and make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona road trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. In October, Barcelona is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Paris, France

— 3 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and explore the galleries of Louvre Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Weggis.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Weggis, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Weggis is a municipality in the district of Lucerne in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.It forms part of the northern shore of Lake Lucerne. Your day by day itinerary now includes Titlis. Step out of Weggis with an excursion to Kloster Einsiedeln in Einsiedeln--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, look for gifts at Swiss Knife Valley Visitor Center, and relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Weggis online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Paris to Weggis with the Route module. In October, daytime highs in Weggis are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Interlaken on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Weggis

Nature · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 4 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Trümmelbachfälle, Lauterbrunnen Village, 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and enjoy breathtaking views from Schynige Platte.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Interlaken visit planner.

You can drive from Weggis to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. October in Interlaken sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Montreux, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Montreux is known for nature, museums, and casinos. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Montreux day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for Zurich on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey builder site.

Getting from Montreux to Zurich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

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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.