8 days in France, Zurich & Lindau Itinerary

8 days in France, Zurich & Lindau Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
2
Lindau, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Colmar, France
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel route planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. On the 7th (Tue), you're off to Lindau.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors · Parks · Museums
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Lindau, Germany

Lindau ©
Lake Constance (Bodensee) has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Eistobel, then don't miss a visit to Mangturm, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture, and finally explore the activities along Lake Constance (Bodensee). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Altes Rathaus, admire the striking features of Katholische Pfarrkirche Sankt Georg, and then see the interesting displays at Zeppelin Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lindau vacation app.

Drive from Zurich to Lindau in 2 hours. In July in Lindau, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off 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
Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture ©
Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Dolder Tower, then step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then get to know the resident critters at La montagne des singes. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to Old Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Colmar day trip planning site.

You can drive from Lindau to Colmar in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, La montagne des singes, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and then make an unforgettable trip to Disneyland Paris.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Colmar to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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