17 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 night
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
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Rouen, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, stop by Old Town, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich online tour builder.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Zurich is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Zurich. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in June, expect nights in Zurich to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron) and Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay). There's still lots to do: stop by Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

Plan trip to Nice with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Zurich to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mont-Saint-Michel.
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France — 1 night

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James and then steep yourself in history at Mont Saint-Michel.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Nice in June, with highs in Mont-Saint-Michel at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
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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 27th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bayeux attractions planning app.

Getting from Mont-Saint-Michel to Bayeux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rouen.
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Rouen, France — 2 nights

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at Meshi Mushki, admire the natural beauty at Fondation Claude Monet, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardins d'Angelique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Vieux Rouen, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, then wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rouen visit website.

You can drive from Bayeux to Rouen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Rouen are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Paris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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France travel guide

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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.
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