12 days in France & Lausanne Itinerary

12 days in France & Lausanne Itinerary

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Noirmoutier en l'Ile, France
— 1 day
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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
— 1 night
3
Nantes, France
— 1 night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 2 nights
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Chambery, France
— 2 nights
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 1 night
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 2 nights


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Noirmoutier en l'Ile, France

Noirmoutier en l'Ile ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): make a trip to Le Passage du Gois, identify plant and animal life at Marais du Mullembourg, and then kick back and relax at Plage des Sableaux.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Noirmoutier en l'Ile holiday planner.

Paris to Noirmoutier en l'Ile is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August in Noirmoutier en l'Ile, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Noirmoutier en l'Ile

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Le Passage du Gois
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Le Passage du Gois ©
Le Passage du Gois

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Les Sables-d'Olonne, France

Les Sables-d'Olonne ©
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): test your team's savvy at Château de Talmont, then find something for the whole family at Labyrinthe En Delire, and then wander the streets of Quartier de l'Ile de Penotte.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Les Sables-d'Olonne trip planner.

Drive from Noirmoutier en l'Ile to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nantes.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Talmont Saint Hilaire
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Labyrinthe En Delire ©
Labyrinthe En Delire

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Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
On the 19th (Wed), walk around Parc de la Beaujoire, walk around Parc de Proce, and then don't miss a visit to Basilique Saint Nicolas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nantes online visit planner.

You can drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Nantes in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Nantes can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks
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Parc de Proce ©
Parc de Proce
Parc de la Beaujoire ©
Parc de la Beaujoire
Basilique Saint Nicolas ©
Basilique Saint Nicolas

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 20th (Thu), go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, and then indulge your taste buds at Swiss Riviera Wine Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step aboard La Suisse - Belle Epoque - paddle steamboat, view the masterpieces at Fondation de l'Hermitage, and then examine the collection at Chaplin's World.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lausanne online vacation maker.

You can fly from Nantes to Lausanne in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Montreux, Chaplin's World
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Swiss Riviera Wine Tours ©
Swiss Riviera Wine Tours
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

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nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Parc de Merlet, then get outside with Les Gorges de la Diosaz, and then take in the awesome beauty at Glacier des Bossons. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, explore the activities along Lac Blanc, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aiguille des Grands Montets.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chamonix trip planner.

You can drive from Lausanne to Chamonix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chambery.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Parc de Merlet ©
Parc de Merlet
Glacier des Bossons ©
Glacier des Bossons
Lac Blanc ©
Lac Blanc

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Chambery, France

Chambery ©
Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chambéry Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind Statue La Sasson, then explore the activities along Lac du Bourget, and finally look for gifts at LAITERIE DE CHAMBERY. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Ville Ancienne and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chambery trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Chamonix to Chambery by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Etienne.

Things to do in Chambery

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Lac du Bourget, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Lac du Bourget ©
Lac du Bourget
Parasailing & Paragliding
Chambéry Cathedral ©
Chambéry Cathedral

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Saint-Etienne, France

Saint-Etienne ©
Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
On the 26th (Wed), meet the residents at Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine, then get outside with Stade Geoffroy Guichard, and then contemplate the long history of Musee de la mine.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Saint-Etienne online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chambery to Saint-Etienne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine
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Espace Zoologique De Saint Martin La Plaine ©
Musee de la mine ©
Musee de la mine
Stade Geoffroy Guichard ©
Stade Geoffroy Guichard

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Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): fly like a bird with Action Parapente, head outdoors with Le Lac Chambon, then experience rural life at Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Nectaire. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tournoel, identify plant and animal life at Volcano Park of Lemptegy, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Clermont-Ferrand trip planning tool.

You can drive from Saint-Etienne to Clermont-Ferrand in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Clermont-Ferrand can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Chambon-sur-Lac, Eglise de Saint-Nectaire, Chateau de Tournoel, Volcano Park of Lemptegy
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Action Parapente ©
Action Parapente
Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau ©
Ferme Gaec de l'Oiseau
Chateau de Tournoel ©
Chateau de Tournoel

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