13 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with a short trip to Rhine Falls in Neuhausen am Rheinfall (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

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New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in July, you will find days in Zurich are little chillier (30°C), and nights are much colder (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the views from Chapel Bridge, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, then admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Banneret, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, and then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
On the 2nd (Tue), wander the streets of Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

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Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Lérins Islands.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nice attractions planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Paul Cezanne’s Studio, contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If.

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Getting from Nice to Marseille by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

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You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marseille in August, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to 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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