18 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  14 h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Saint-Raphael, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  13 h 45 min
End: Pune, India

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris day trip planning site.

Pune, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, thenstroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Juno Beach Centre, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Hermanville War Cemetery, and finally get outside with Norman'Air.

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Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Colleville-sur-Mer, Hermanville War Cemetery, Reserve Ornithologique Du Gros Banc, Norman'Air, Juno Beach Centre
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, thenmake a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and then contemplate the long history of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Var Lamas, thentrek along Foret de Roustagnon, thensee the interesting displays at Musee des Chantiers Naval, and finally browse the collection at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis.

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Getting from Bayeux to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in March: highs in Marseille hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Var Lamas, Foret de Roustagnon
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis ©
Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis

2
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Saint-Raphael vacations have so much more to offer than an indulgent splurge on a beach.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Notre Dame d‘Afrique, make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel, and then look for gifts at Catalan Bougie. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Massif du Tanneron, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Vinaigre, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kuentz le Monde des Cactus, and finally tee off at Golf de Cap Esterel.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Saint-Raphael trip builder tool.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Raphael by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Saint-Raphael sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Frejus, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Massif du Tanneron
Highlights from your plan
Massif du Tanneron ©
Massif du Tanneron
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Mont Vinaigre ©
Mont Vinaigre

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.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, contemplate the long history of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Saint-Raphael to Nice in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne) and Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Schachmuseum). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stop by CIRCLE - The Sustainable Shop, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in March, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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