17 days in Paris & Geneva Itinerary

17 days in Paris & Geneva Itinerary

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17 days in Paris & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 9 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 7 nights
End: Geneva, Switzerland

9
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Les Andelys. Let the collections at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Louvre Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Disneyland Park (in Marne-la-Vallee), Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Les Andelys, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Disneyland Paris, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

7
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Creux du Van and Swiss Vapeur Parc. Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Lausanne (Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring at Lake Geneva. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, make a trip to Flower Clock, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bains des Paquis.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Chillon, Creux du Van, Swiss Vapeur Parc
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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