11 days in France & Lausanne Itinerary

11 days in France & Lausanne Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Annecy, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Place des Vosges and Jardin des Tuileries. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, visit Île de la Cité, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, Paris is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

1
night
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 31st (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de l'Europe, put a fun spin on your tour with Mysteres du Lac, and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Annecy day trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Annecy by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March in Annecy, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Annecy ©
Lake Annecy
Jardins de l'Europe ©
Jardins de l'Europe

3
nights
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vallee Blanche and Megeve Raquettes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamonix: Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval (Cirque des Fonts & Reserve Naturelle) and Pegase (in Samoens). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get outside with Lac Bleu, identify plant and animal life at Aiguilles Rouges, and stroll the grounds of Chamonix Cemetery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Chamonix using our trip planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Chamonix in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval, Pegase, Megeve Raquettes
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Vallee Blanche ©
Vallee Blanche
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 4th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Escaliers du Marche, explore the historical opulence of Palais De Rumine, see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Elysee, thenstroll around Parc Olympique, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), step aboard La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lausanne tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chamonix to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon

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