11 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

11 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Amritsar to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in June, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Bayeux, France — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux day trip website.

Getting from Paris to Bayeux by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in June: highs in Bayeux hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Mont-Saint-Michel.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel trip planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Mont-Saint-Michel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 11th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on Forcerie Vial and then don't miss a visit to Massif de l'Esterel. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nice road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Mont-Saint-Michel to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Mont-Saint-Michel in June, expect Nice to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 13th (Mon), wander the streets of Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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You can fly from Nice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Zurich, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Nature · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.