19 days in Switzerland, South of France & Barcelona Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland, South of France & Barcelona Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Nice
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Saint-Raphael, France
— 3 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights


Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and Lake Zurich. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Barenpark (in Bern), Harderkulm (in Interlaken) and Grindelwald (Maennlichen & Grindelwald-First). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne online travel planner.

Durham, USA to Lucerne is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Durham to Lucerne, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Durham in June; daily highs in Lucerne reach 74°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland — 3 nights

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Lauterbrunnen is known for nature, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

Drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nice.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Nice, France — 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Marineland and Lérins Islands. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lauterbrunnen to Nice. In June, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Raphael.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 23:

Saint-Raphael, France — 3 nights

Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Massif de l'Esterel and Dune Esterel. Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Raphael: La Croix-Valmer (Plage de Vergeron, Le Cap Lardier, &more). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Chateau and tour the pleasant surroundings at Abel Baliff Beach.

For ratings and more tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Nice to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in June, you will find days in Saint-Raphael are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are slightly colder (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Family-friendly places like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell will thrill your kids. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to PortAventura in Salou, about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Saint-Raphael to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Saint-Raphael in June: highs in Barcelona hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Switzerland travel guide

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.