15 days in Switzerland, Italian Riviera & France Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Italian Riviera & France Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip tool.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Zurich is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 17th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Monumento a San Francesco d'Assisi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and finally take a stroll around Vernazza. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Levanto Beach, then stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and then learn about winemaking at Terra di Bargon.

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Drive from Zurich to Cinque Terre in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in May: highs in Cinque Terre hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Levanto Beach
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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza ©
Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
Vernazza ©
Vernazza
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage and then visit Vieille Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence and then take a stroll through La Croisette.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cinque Terre to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Nice, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

La Croisette, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

5
nights
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.
Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and kick back and relax at Paris Plage.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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