20 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  8 h
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and admire the landmark architecture of Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning app.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lenk im Simmental (Skigebiet Metsch & Skigebiet Betelberg). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip builder.

Drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lenk im Simmental
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Nice itinerary planner.

You can drive from Zermatt to Nice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Place Massena ©
Place Massena

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.
On the 7th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, see the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, thenmake a trip to Notre-Dame de l'Assomption, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Le Cassetin du Diable, thenhead outdoors with Route des Cretes, thenbrowse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor.

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Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Scenic Drive Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

La Ciotat, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis
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Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Marseille to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Marseille in January, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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