60 days in Paris, Switzerland & Mont-Saint-Michel Itinerary

60 days in Paris, Switzerland & Mont-Saint-Michel Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 11 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Brig, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 11 nights
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Paris, France

— 11 nights

City of Light

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 these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Royal Chapel, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning website.

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Paris is 7 hours. When traveling from Dallas in August, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 15:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 7 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Strandbad Lido (in Unteraegeri), Lucerne (Rigi, Lion Monument, &more) and Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Niederdorf, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich tour builder website.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 22:

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Take a break from Appenzell with a short trip to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona in Glarus, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, head outdoors with Hoher Kasten, and contemplate the long history of Landsgemeindeplatz.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Appenzell sightseeing planner.

Drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. August in Appenzell sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:

Bern, Switzerland

— 6 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen), Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm) and Thunersee (in Thun). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, and get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 6 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get great views at Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and make a trip to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brig.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:

Brig, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brig: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fiesch in Valais), Titlis (in Engelberg) and Grimsel Pass (in Oberwald). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take a memorable drive along Furka Pass, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St Gotthard Pass, and explore the activities along Lac Bleu.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brig tour itinerary maker site.

Drive from Zermatt to Brig in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a tram; or take a train. September in Brig sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Brig

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Lac de Salanfe (in Evionnaz) and Montreux (Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), Swiss Riviera Wine Tours, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip builder site.

Getting from Brig to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21:

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

— 11 nights
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mont-Saint-Michel: Cathedrale Saint-Samson (in Dol-de-Bretagne), Avel Char (in Hirel) and Mont Dol (in Mont-Dol). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Mont Saint-Michel, get great views at Chapelle Saint-Michel, take in nature's colorful creations at Au Jardin Pieds Nus, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo de Champrepus.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mont-Saint-Michel sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mont-Saint-Michel can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — Oct 2:

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.