22 days in France & Swiss Alps Itinerary

22 days in France & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  6 h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  8 h 15 min
5
St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Edmonton, Canada

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, and stop by Le Marais.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Paris is 8 hours. In June, daytime highs in Paris are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Distillerie A. Blachere (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and La Ciotat (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Route des Cretes). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, contemplate the long history of Chateau d'Hyeres, stroll through Plage noire du Langoustier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage La Capte.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marseille online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Hyeres, Avignon, La Ciotat, Aix-en-Provence, Kayaking & Canoeing
Highlights from your plan
Distillerie A. Blachere ©
Distillerie A. Blachere
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

5
nights
Nice, France

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Le Nomade (in Antibes) and Cannes (Les Murs Peints & Lérins Islands). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, make a trip to Place Massena, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in July, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, explore the activities along Riffelsee, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

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Getting from Nice to Zermatt by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

1
night
St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz ©
St.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, thenget great views at Diavolezza, and then explore the striking landscape at Bernina Pass.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Moritz online tour planner.

Getting from Zermatt to St. Moritz by train takes about 8.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Morteratsch Glacier, SilserSee, Bernina Pass
Highlights from your plan
Bernina Pass ©
Bernina Pass
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza

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