25 days in Switzerland, Italy & Spain Itinerary

25 days in Switzerland, Italy & Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe planner

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Madrid, Spain
Fly
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Siena, Italy
Drive
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Madrid is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Mexico City to Madrid. Traveling from Mexico City in February, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around 3°C, while days are colder, around 13°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel route planner.

Fly from Madrid to Geneva in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Geneva to be little chillier, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel route planning app.

Drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 12:

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and then take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the next day, visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get a sense of history and politics at Rathaus Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Find out how to plan Bern trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Anthony, then pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in February: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 18th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, make a trip to Mercato Centrale, then admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siena.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Siena, Italy

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Siena trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Florence to Siena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Siena sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 19th (Sat), you're off to Rome.

Things to do in Siena

Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 20:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Siena to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Thu), stroll around Parc Guell, make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Casa Amatller, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Ciutadella Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Pamplona.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Pamplona, Spain

— 1 night
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pamplona travel planning tool.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Pamplona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect Pamplona to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.

Things to do in Pamplona

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Enjoy Madrid some more: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Madrid online holiday planner.

You can fly from Pamplona to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 2:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.