17 days in France, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

17 days in France, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 1 day
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Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Jeddah to Paris, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in September, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Annecy, France

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Ile des Cygnes.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Annecy trip app.

You can drive from Paris to Annecy in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. September in Annecy sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

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 11th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On the next day, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then walk around Parc Des Bastions, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 6 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg), Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Geneva to Grindelwald in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Munich, Germany

— 1 day

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Munich online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Munich in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Highlights from your trip

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.