15 days in Germany, France & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Germany, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Germany, France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h
3
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
End: Zurich, Switzerland

2
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
On the 17th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Brandenburg Gate, take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Zoo Berlin.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Berlin vacation planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Berlin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Boxoffberlin ©
Boxoffberlin
Zoo Berlin ©
Zoo Berlin
Potsdamer Platz ©
Potsdamer Platz

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.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris route planner .

Getting from Berlin to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

1
night
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): do a tasting at Chateau St Jacques d’Albas, then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Rose et Paul.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paris to Carcassonne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Carcassonne are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Wineries Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas ©
Chateau St Jacques d’Albas

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle, and then kick back and relax at Plage des Canebiers. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach, kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, then stroll through Grande Plage du Lavandou, and finally learn about winemaking at Domaine Sainte Marie.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez road trip app .

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Saint-Tropez takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Le Lavandou, La Croix-Valmer, Domaine Sainte Marie
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Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Grande Plage du Lavandou ©
Grande Plage du Lavandou

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at La Croisette and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & Le Suquet). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, stop by Les Caprices de Marilyn, get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland.

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You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saint-Tropez in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cannes, Antibes
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

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You can fly from Nice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, Zurich is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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