21 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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21 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly + train:  18​h 15​min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


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3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and head outdoors with Monta Rosa Hutte.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Zermatt is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Time is minus 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

3
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Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lenk im Simmental: Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen) and Ski Service (in Verbier). On the 12th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Bergbahnen Lenk. There's more to do: hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch and tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Betelberg.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lenk im Simmental route website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, Ski Service
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke

4
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Swiss Made Shop Wengen (in Wengen), Lauterbrunnen (Air-Glaciers, S.A. & Lauterbrunnen Church) and Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg (in Murren). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, hike along Lieselotte Trail, enjoy some diversion at Indoor Rope Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at North face Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald day trip website .

Traveling by car from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, Swiss Made Shop Wengen
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Bussalp ©
Bussalp
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
North face Trail ©
North face Trail

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Station de Ski L'Audibergue (in Andon) and Les Jardins Bioves (in Menton). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, make a trip to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas, and take some stellar pictures from Mt Boron.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Nice takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Les Jardins Bioves, Station de Ski L'Audibergue
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Les Jardins Bioves ©
Les Jardins Bioves
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
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, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in January, with highs in Paris at 8°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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