16 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
3
Blois, France
— 1 night
4
Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
5
Carcassonne, France
— 2 nights
6
La Ciotat, France
— 1 night
7
Grimaud, France
— 1 night
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
9
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
10
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

2
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip tool.

Chicago, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Chicago to Paris. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chicago in May: highs in Paris hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 3rd (Wed), stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, thenexplore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Bayeux to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Blois.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

1
night
Blois, France

Blois
Situated on the banks of the lower Loire river, Blois opens doors to many activities centered along the banks of the river.
On the 4th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Maison de l'Acrobate, thenexplore the historical opulence of Chateau Royal de Blois, and then see the interesting displays at Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Blois day trip website.

Drive from Bayeux to Blois in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Blois sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Blois

Historic Sites Museums
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Chateau Royal de Blois
Chateau Royal de Blois
Maison de l'Acrobate ©
Maison de l'Acrobate
Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin ©
Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), make a trip to The Water Mirror, thenget to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Blois to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Blois in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Bordeaux. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
The Water Mirror ©
The Water Mirror

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Carcassonne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to La Ciotat.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Canal du Midi
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O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

1
night
La Ciotat, France

La Ciotat ©
La Ciotat is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. On the 8th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, thenhead outdoors with Route des Cretes, and finally walk around Parc du Mugel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read La Ciotat trip planning site.

You can drive from Carcassonne to La Ciotat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grimaud.

Things to do in La Ciotat

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Eglise Saint Nazaire de Sanary-sur-Mer, Ile des Embiez, Vieille Ville
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Parc du Mugel ©
Parc du Mugel
Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
night
Grimaud, France

Grimaud ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): stop by Port Grimaud.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grimaud trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Ciotat to Grimaud takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Grimaud sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Wed) before leaving for Lucerne.

Things to do in Grimaud

Historic Sites
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Chateau de Grimaud ©
Chateau de Grimaud
Port Grimaud ©
Port Grimaud

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 11th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, admire the landmark architecture of Markuskirche, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lucerne online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Grimaud to Lucerne with the Route module. When traveling from Grimaud in June, plan for little chillier days in Lucerne, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
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 12th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, thenadmire the natural beauty at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, thenget some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, get great views at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken journey planning app.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip app.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites
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Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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