21 days in France, Venice & Zurich Itinerary

21 days in France, Venice & Zurich Itinerary

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21 days in France, Venice & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

6
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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January: high temperatures in Paris hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: La Croisette (in Cannes) and Mairie de le Cannet (in Le Cannet). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice road trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in January; daily highs in Nice reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

La Croisette, Mairie de le Cannet
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Venice is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Venice driving holiday app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nice to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in January; daily highs in Venice reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lake Lucerne, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, stop by Victorinox Flagship Store Zurich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. While traveling from Venice, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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