18 days in Milan, South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Milan, South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

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18 days in Milan, South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Saint-Raphael, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Avignon, France
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
6
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manama, Bahrain

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
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Manama, Bahrain to Milan is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Manama to Milan due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manama in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Milan, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Vieux Port & Lérins Islands). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

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Drive from Milan to Nice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in July, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cannes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Marineland
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Promenade des Anglais ©
Promenade des Anglais

3
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael is known for fun & games, adventure, wildlife, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, identify plant and animal life at Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), tee off at Golf de Cap Esterel, and stroll through Plage de la Baumette.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Saint-Raphael day trip planning app .

You can drive from Nice to Saint-Raphael in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, Saint-Raphael is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Promenade Andre Pradayrol, Site de Malpasset, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Calanque de Maubois ©
Calanque de Maubois
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
On the 9th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Cité de Carcassonne, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and then take a stroll through Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne Center online day trip planner .

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Carcassonne Center in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daily temperatures in Carcassonne Center can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La cité médiévale
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
La cité médiévale ©
La cité médiévale

3
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Roussillon (Le Sentier des Ocres & Tapiezo), Arenes de Nimes (in Nimes) and Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Palais des Papes, head outdoors with Promenade a Cheval La Marisma, examine the collection at Musee Angladon, and contemplate the long history of Amphitheatre (les Arenes).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Avignon road trip site .

Drive from Carcassonne Center to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Avignon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Roussillon, Arenes de Nimes, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national des Calanques.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marseille day trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Avignon to Marseille in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Calanques
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Le Vieux Port ©
Le Vieux Port

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

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Traveling by flight from Marseille to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, Zurich is a bit cooler than Marseille - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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