11 days in France, Switzerland & Garmisch-Partenkirchen Itinerary

11 days in France, Switzerland & Garmisch-Partenkirchen Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Versailles, France
— 1 night
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Arles, France
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fondation Louis Vuitton and Memorial De La Shoah. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Île de la Cité. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, wander the streets of 1st Arrondissement, stroll around Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip website.

Oklahoma City, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Paris is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Oklahoma City in March: highs in Paris hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Versailles.

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Hall of Mirrors, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, contemplate the long history of Temple de l'Amour, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de Versailles-Chevreloup, and finally shop like a local with Atelier Grognard.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Versailles trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Paris to Versailles by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Arles.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

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Architectural Building
The Trianons & The Hamlet
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Historic Site
Temple de l'Amour
4.5

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Arles, France

Arles ©

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Eglise St-Trophime, take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then look for all kinds of wild species at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, and finally explore the historical opulence of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Abbaye de Montmajour, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and then explore the ancient world of Site Archeologique de Glanum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Arles road trip planner.

You can take a train from Versailles to Arles in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Versailles in March, expect Arles to be a bit warmer, temps between 59°F and 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Laderach, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt travel planner.

Traveling by car from Arles to Zermatt takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Must see
The Matterhorn
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Laderach
4.4

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©

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.
On the 20th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva journey builder tool.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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Specialty Museum
Patek Philippe Museum
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Iron Bridge Partnachklamm, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze, hit the slopes at Partenkiirchner Bergbahen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter und Paul, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt (Old Town) Mittenwald, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sebastian Chapel.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Garmisch-Partenkirchen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Geneva to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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Must see
Zugspitze
4.6

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