15 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

15 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Lille, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Annecy, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Canada

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.
Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Orléans Cathedral and Chateau de Maintenon. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning app.

Montreal, Canada to Paris is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Montreal in August, plan for little chillier nights in Paris, with lows around 16°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Lille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Orléans Cathedral, Chateau de Maintenon
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon

2
nights
Lille, France

Lille ©
On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at Le Waf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Omer Cathedrale, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lille holiday builder site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Lille takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Lyon.

Things to do in Lille

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin, Saint-Omer Cathedrale, Necropole Nationale Francaise de Notre-Dame de Lorette, Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand
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Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin ©
Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin
Saint-Omer Cathedrale ©
Saint-Omer Cathedrale

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 9th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Mini World Lyon, admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, and finally take a stroll through Place des Jacobins.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon tour planner.

Traveling by train from Lille to Lyon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Lille in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Annecy.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mini World Lyon
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Mini World Lyon ©
Mini World Lyon
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

3
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eglise Saint-Francois and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. Relax by the water at Plage de la Brune and Plage de Doussard. Explore Annecy's surroundings by going to Les Carroz-d'Araches (Air Passion Parapente & Parapente Planete), Reserve Naturelle du Bout du Lac (in Doussard) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Samoens). There's lots more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Les Gorges du Fier, head outdoors with Le Thiou, head off the coast to Ile des Cygnes, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Semnoz.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Annecy tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lyon in August, plan for slightly colder days in Annecy, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Les Carroz-d'Araches, Doussard, Les Gorges du Fier, River Rafting & Tubing, Plage de la Brune
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Les Gorges du Fier ©
Les Gorges du Fier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Semnoz ©
Semnoz

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
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 14th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Geneva online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Annecy to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get advice or help at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, thensteep yourself in history at Philippe-Chatrier Court, thenget to know the fascinating history of Grand Canal, and finally steep yourself in history at The Trianons & The Hamlet. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, pause for some serene contemplation at Église Saint-Étienne-du-Mont, and then admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

Take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
Highlights from your plan
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse ©
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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