10 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Veytaux
Veytaux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Vevey, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
— 2 nights
Marseille, France
— 2 nights


Veytaux, Switzerland — 1 night

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Veytaux sightseeing site.

Buffalo, USA to Veytaux is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Vevey.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Vevey, Switzerland — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Charlie Chaplin Statue. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Charlie Chaplin Statue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vevey tour planner.

Vevey is just a short distance from Veytaux. You'll set off for Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on the 26th (Tue).
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Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, then make a trip to Gorges de l'Ardeche, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Pont d'Arc. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at La Ferme aux Crocodiles and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vallon-Pont-d'Arc online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vevey to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. April in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marseille.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Avignon (Musee Calvet, Palais des Papes, &more) and Aix-en-Provence (Cours Mirabeau & Paul Cezanne’s Studio). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, visit The Panier, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in April, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.