15 days in France & Zermatt Itinerary

15 days in France & Zermatt Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Orange, France
— 2 nights
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Sault, France
— 2 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France
— 3 nights
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Antibes, France
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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: The Matterhorn (in Matterhorn) and Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (in Randa). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zermatt online trip maker.

Geneva to Zermatt is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Annecy, France

— 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Change things up with these side-trips from Annecy: Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre) and Walibi Rhone-Alpes (in Les Avenieres). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and make a trip to La Vieille Ville.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Annecy attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Annecy takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Orange.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Orange, France

— 2 nights
Orange is a commune in the Vaucluse Department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France, about 21km north of Avignon. On the 4th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pont du Gard, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre of Orange. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Orange trip builder website.

You can drive from Annecy to Orange in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Annecy in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orange: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sault.

Things to do in Orange

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Sault, France

— 2 nights
Sault is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 6th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Gorges de la Nesque, stop by Librairie le Bleuet, and then step into the grandiose world of Medieval castle Simiane-la-Rotonde.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sault visit planner.

Drive from Orange to Sault in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sault

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Aix-en-Provence, France

— 1 day

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
On the 7th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and finally examine the collection at Musee Granet.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Sault to Aix-en-Provence takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moustiers Sainte-Marie.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Moustiers Sainte-Marie, France

— 3 nights
Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, or simply Moustiers, is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France, a part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region and considered one of the "most beautiful villages of France".It lies at the western entrance to the Gorges du Verdon. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Beauvoir, then make a trip to Centre Ville, and then make a trip to Plateau de Valensole. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Route des Cretes La Palud, explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Verdon, and then explore the activities along Lac de Sainte-Croix.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Moustiers Sainte-Marie trip maker website.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Moustiers Sainte-Marie in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Antibes.

Things to do in Moustiers Sainte-Marie

Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Antibes, France

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the 10th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes and then explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Juan les Pins Main Beach, then shop like a local with Rue d'Antibes, and then get to know the fascinating history of Le Suquet.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Antibes online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Moustiers Sainte-Marie to Antibes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Moustiers Sainte-Marie, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Antibes, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.