11 days in Paris, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer & Lausanne Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France
— 5 nights
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights


Paris, France — 3 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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer.
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Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, France — 5 nights

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer: Sainte-Mere-Eglise (Airborne Museum, Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, &more), D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) (in Saint-Come-du-Mont) and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (Richard D. Winters Leadership monumen, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, &more). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, kick back and relax at Omaha Beach, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and go for a walk through Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, and finally see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by O'Coeur des Reves ... and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

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Traveling by car from Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer to Lausanne takes 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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