19 days in France, Denmark & Geneva Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary tool.

Bangkok, Thailand to Copenhagen is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Copenhagen. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Copenhagen reach 7°C and lows reach 2°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Paris.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks
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Paris, France — 5 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Croisette (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 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.
Step out of Geneva with an excursion to Montreux Lakeside in Montreux--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and stroll around Jardin Anglais.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Geneva is a bit cooler than Nice - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Denmark travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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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