56 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

56 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 9 nights
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Nice, France
— 8 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Grenoble, France
— 5 nights
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Lyon, France
— 6 nights
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Cauterets, France
— 2 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
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Paris, France
— 8 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Friedhof Fluntern and Hofkirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Museum POST AB! (in Weisstannen), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, take a spin around town with hike.ch, identify plant and animal life at Heiternplatz, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary app.

Paris, France to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also fly; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Mountain
Maennlichen
4.7
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Wildlife Area
Mt Pilatus
4.7
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Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6

8
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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Let the collections at Palais Lascaris and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews capture your imagination. Visit Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Roquebrune-Cap-Martin (Promenade Le Corbusier & Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin), Cannes (Le Suquet, La Croisette, &more) and Menton (Cemetery of the Old Chateau & La Chapelle des Pénitents-Blancs). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, hike along Massif du Tanneron, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in March, things will get a bit warmer in Nice: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Neighborhood
Vieille Ville
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Saint-Paul de Vence
4.6

6
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Visit Vieille Ville and Cimetiere marin de Saint-Tropez for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate La Maison du Cygne and Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Sainte-Maxime (Galerie Regard, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more), Le Barrage de la Verne (in La Mole) and Les Murs Vegetaux (in Gassin). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, relax and rejuvenate at Tanaka Spa, admire the masterpieces at Le musée de l’Annonciade, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Consolation.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hyeres trip builder website.

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Hyeres are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Historic Walking Area
Vieille Ville
4.5

5
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Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Appreciate the collections at Fondation Vasarely and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon), Arles (Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue & Amphitheatre (les Arenes)) and Cassis (Peche. Calanques. Com & Trolib). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Hunt.

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Traveling by car from Hyeres to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Grenoble.

Things to do in Marseille

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Must see
Trolib
4.7
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World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3

5
nights
Grenoble, France

Grenoble ©

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
Get some cultural insight at Musee Dauphinois and Archaeological Museum. Appreciate the collections at Musee de Grenoble and Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grenoble: Ski Cool (in Val Thorens), Promenade le Lac du Lou (in Les Menuires) and La Grande Evasion Chambery (in Saint-Jeoire-Prieure). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Tueda, surround yourself with nature on LaTraceVerte - Meribel MTB, head outdoors with Parcours Aventure, and fly down the slopes at Firstrax Ski & Snowboard School.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grenoble tour itinerary builder tool.

Take a train from Marseille to Grenoble in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marseille in March; daily highs in Grenoble reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Grenoble

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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6
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Lyon, France

Lyon ©

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Popular historic sites such as Fourviere Hill and Vieux Lyon are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lyon: Resonance Canyon (in Saint-Baudille-de-la-Tour), Musee des traditions bugistes (in Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey) and Le Cassissium (in Nuits-Saint-Georges). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get engrossed in the history at Chateau Musee de Desaignes, see the interesting displays at Musee d'Art et d'Industrie, and contemplate the long history of Basilique d'Ars.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

You can drive from Grenoble to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cauterets.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Specialty Museum
Musee Magnin
4.2
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World heritage site
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
4.7
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Historic Walking Area
Fourviere Hill
4.8

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Cauterets, France

Cauterets ©
Revered as a spa town and ski resort, Cauterets is a leisurely place well known for its abundant, naturally warm thermal springs and winter sports, such as skiing.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dungeon of Eagles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapelle de Piétat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Felix de Gerone, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Saturnin. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Martin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise des Templiers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chemin de Croix Et Creches de L'eglise Notre Dame, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de l’Assomption.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cauterets road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lyon to Cauterets takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Cauterets

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Popular historic sites such as Mont Saint-Michel and Normandy American Cemetery are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du debarquement. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Cabane Vauban (in Carolles), Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Navigation Normande - Le Havre (in Le Havre). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Catherine's Catholic Church, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen, and stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bayeux trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cauterets to Bayeux takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Mont Saint-Michel
4.3

8
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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more), Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6
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Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5

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