52 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

52 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 8 nights
2
Riquewihr, France
— Few hours
3
Colmar, France
— 1 night
4
Rochefort en Terre, France
— 1 night
5
Auray, France
— 1 night
6
Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
7
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
8
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 7 nights
9
Nice, France
— 2 nights
10
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
11
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
12
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
13
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
14
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 3 nights
15
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
16
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
17
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights

8
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Place des Vosges and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & L'Orangerie), Chateau de Fontainebleau (in Fontainebleau) and Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Pierrefonds.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Mon) before leaving for Riquewihr.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Chateau de Maintenon, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Orléans Cathedral, Chateau de Pierrefonds
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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hours
Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Riquewihr trip planning website.

Do a combination of train and bus from Paris to Riquewihr in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 17th (Mon), you're off to Colmar.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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1
night
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): grab your bike and head to Route des Vins d'Alsace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Martin, and then explore the world behind art at Musée d'Unterlinden. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Domaine Viticole de la Ville de Colmar and then make a trip to Old Town.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colmar online sightseeing planner.

Colmar is just a short distance from Riquewihr. In May, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rochefort en Terre.

Things to do in Colmar

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Route des Vins d'Alsace ©
Route des Vins d'Alsace
Old Town ©
Old Town
Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden

1
night
Rochefort en Terre, France

Rochefort en Terre
Rochefort-en-Terre is a commune in the Morbihan department of Brittany in north-western France.Rochefort-en-Terre is a designated “Petite Cité de Caractére”.The medieval chateau located in the town was the home of American painter Alfred Klots. For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Rochefort en Terre trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Colmar to Rochefort en Terre takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Colmar in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rochefort en Terre: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Auray.

Things to do in Rochefort en Terre

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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1
night
Auray, France

Auray ©
Auray is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in northwestern France.Inhabitants of Auray are called Alréens.GeographyThe city is surrounded by the communes of Crac'h to the south and west, Brech to the north and Pluneret to the east. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Gildas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Sainte-Helene, browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche d'Auray, thentake a leisurely stroll along Port De St Goustan, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle du Saint-Esprit, and finally revel in the low prices at Biscuiterie de Kerlann. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): play a few rounds at Golf Blue Green Saint-Laurent, thenmake a trip to Mausolee de Cadoudal, and then ponder the world of politics at Hotel De Ville.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Auray using our trip planner.

Drive from Rochefort en Terre to Auray in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Auray are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Auray

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Golf Blue Green Saint-Laurent
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Golf Blue Green Saint-Laurent ©
Golf Blue Green Saint-Laurent
Port De St Goustan ©
Port De St Goustan
Mausolee de Cadoudal ©
Mausolee de Cadoudal

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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jardin Public and Chateau de Reignac. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, walk around Parc de Majolan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Saint-Michel.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip site.

Getting from Auray to Bordeaux by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Auray in May: high temperatures in Bordeaux hover around °F and lows are around °F. You'll set off for Marseille on the 24th (Mon).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Chateau de Reignac
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Jardin Public ©
Jardin Public
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Chateau de Reignac ©
Chateau de Reignac

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): head off the coast to Chateau d'If and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and then get engrossed in the history at Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille trip planner.

Getting from Bordeaux to Marseille by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Nature Tours
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Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If
Parc National des Calanques ©
Parc National des Calanques
Walking tours

7
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Explore hidden gems such as Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre and Vieil Aix. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, examine the collection at Musee Granet, make a trip to Cours Mirabeau, and steep yourself in history at Les Lauves.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre ©
Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre
Vieil Aix ©
Vieil Aix

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Nice, France

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.
On the 4th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Aix-en-Provence in June, you will find days in Nice are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Wineries Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): partake in some friendly competition at Mysteres du Lac, walk around Parc Charles Bosson, and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy. On your second day here, explore the landscape on two wheels at Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Nice to Annecy in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in June since evenings lows in Annecy dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Parc Charles Bosson ©
Parc Charles Bosson
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva attractions planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Geneva, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Tours Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Lausanne, thenadmire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lausanne trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, and then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zermatt day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. On the 14th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Bernina, thenstroll through Muottas Muragl, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and finally admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Val Fex, enjoy some diversion at Olympia Bobrun, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Moritz trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to St. Moritz takes 8.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

National Park Centre, Val Fex
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm and then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Interlaken in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in June: highs in Interlaken hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Cathedral of Bern and Clock Tower - Zytglogge. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, steep yourself in history at Simsonbrunnen, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Aare River
Aare River
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Grossmunster. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, walk around Parkanlage Zuerihorn, and don't miss a visit to Buerkliplatz.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online route planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Zurich sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Limmatquai ©
Limmatquai
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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