8 days in France, Zurich & Lindau Itinerary

8 days in France, Zurich & Lindau Itinerary

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8 days in France, Zurich & Lindau Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  11​h 30​min
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Lindau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 59°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Lindau.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Lindau, Germany

Lindau ©
Lake Constance (Bodensee) has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Eistobel, make a trip to Mangturm, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Constance (Bodensee). Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Altes Rathaus, admire the landmark architecture of Katholische Pfarrkirche Sankt Georg, and then see the interesting displays at Zeppelin Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lindau trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lindau takes 2 hours. In July in Lindau, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Lindau

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lake Constance (Bodensee), Zeppelin Museum
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Lake Constance (Bodensee) ©
Lake Constance (Bodensee)
Eistobel ©
Eistobel

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Dolder Tower, then steep yourself in history at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then get to know the resident critters at La montagne des singes. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then take an in-depth tour of Musée d'Unterlinden.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Colmar road trip app .

Drive from Lindau to Colmar in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

La montagne des singes, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Dolder Tower
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes
Old Town ©
Old Town

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris online day trip planner .

Take a train from Colmar to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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