17 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

17 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Lyon, France
— 3 nights
3
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 2 nights
4
Colleville-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
5
Rouen, France
— 1 night
6
Paris, France
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral and Chateau d' Allaman. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Vufflens and Bains des Paquis. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne) and Chateau de Rolle (in Rolle). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Vullierens, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Geneva attractions planning tool.

Indianapolis, USA to Geneva is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Geneva. In September, Geneva is a bit cooler than Indianapolis - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Chateau d' Allaman, Chateau de Rolle, Chateau de Vufflens
Highlights from your plan
Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral ©
Chateau de Vufflens ©
Chateau de Vufflens
Chateau d' Allaman ©
Chateau d' Allaman

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cite medievale de Perouges and Chateau de Chasselas. Get some historical perspective at Abbey of Cluny and Vieux Lyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval (in Hauterives) and Chateau Historique de Pierreclos (in Pierreclos). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Georges, appreciate the extensive heritage of Fourviere Hill, delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lyon tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Abbey of Cluny, Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, Cite medievale de Perouges, Chateau de Chasselas, Chateau Historique de Pierreclos
Highlights from your plan
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Abbey of Cluny ©
Abbey of Cluny
Chateau Historique de Pierreclos ©
Chateau Historique de Pierreclos

2
nights
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chemin de Ronde and Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Relax by the water at Plage du Nick and Longchamps Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Mont-Saint-Michel: Centre Historique (in Dinan), Eglise Anglicane Saint Bartholomew (in Dinard) and Plevenon (Phare du Cap Fréhel, Cap Fréhel, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mont-Saint-Michel road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Mont-Saint-Michel takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lyon in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 69°F by day to 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Plevenon, Saint-Lunaire, Cancale, Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James, Plage des Chevrets (Guimorais)
Highlights from your plan
Cimetiere Militaire Americain de Saint-James ©
Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Phare du Cap Fréhel ©
Phare du Cap Fréhel

2
nights
Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Colleville-sur-Mer ©
Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. On the 12th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour, then get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum, then take in the history at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Pointe du Hoc.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Colleville-sur-Mer online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Mont-Saint-Michel to Colleville-sur-Mer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. September in Colleville-sur-Mer sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Airborne Museum, Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach, Pointe du Hoc, Remains Mulberry Harbour, Cathedrale Notre-Dame
Highlights from your plan
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye ©
Abbaye Saint-Martin de Mondaye

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
On the 14th (Fri), admire the striking features of St. Maclou's Church, make a trip to Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, don't miss a visit to Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, then take a stroll through Rue du Gros-Horloge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours.

Before you visit Rouen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Colleville-sur-Mer to Rouen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Rouen are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou ©
Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes and Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Pierrefonds and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy), Chartres Cathedral (in Chartres) and Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery (in Belleau). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis and tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rouen to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Chartres Cathedral, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes
Highlights from your plan
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes ©
Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery ©
Aisne-Marne Memorial & Cemetery

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