16 days in Paris, South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Paris, South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Paris, South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Dallas, United States

2
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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Montmartre and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Paris. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect nights in Paris to be colder, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Paul Cezanne’s Studio. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Calanques. Get out of town with these interesting Aix-en-Provence side-trips: Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille), Kayaking & Canoeing (in Cassis) and Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in La Ciotat). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Aix-en-Provence trip builder .

You can fly from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Aix-en-Provence at 86°F and lows at 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bormes-Les-Mimosas.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Cassis, Carrieres des Lumieres, Scuba & Snorkeling, Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres

3
nights
Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

Bormes-Les-Mimosas ©
Bormes-les-Mimosas is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It has a Mediterranean climate.Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom and won the 2003 Gold Medal awarded by the Entente Florale. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La plage and Plage de Sylvabelle. Step out of the city life by going to Plage de Gigaro and Plage d'Aiguebelle. Go for a jaunt from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to La Croix-Valmer to see Heraclee Beach about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Plage de Jean Blanc, and examine the collection at Confiserie Azureenne.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bormes-Les-Mimosas trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Bormes-Les-Mimosas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Bormes-Les-Mimosas can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

Things to do in Bormes-Les-Mimosas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Le Lavandou, Scuba & Snorkeling, Confiserie Azureenne
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Mandelieu-la-Napoule, France

Mandelieu-la-Napoule ©
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews and Musee du Parfum Fragonard.

Make your Mandelieu-la-Napoule itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Bormes-Les-Mimosas to Mandelieu-la-Napoule takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mandelieu-la-Napoule are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Mandelieu-la-Napoule

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Musee du Parfum Fragonard, Espace de l'Art Concret, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Les Gorges du Verdon
Highlights from your plan
Plage du Chateau ©
Plage du Chateau
Les Gorges du Verdon ©
Les Gorges du Verdon

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then hike along The Eiger Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Mandelieu-la-Napoule to Grindelwald takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. You will leave for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murrenbach Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Murrenbach Waterfalls ©
Murrenbach Waterfalls

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