26 days in Geneva & France Itinerary

26 days in Geneva & France Itinerary

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26 days in Geneva & France Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  15 h
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
4
Saint-Malo, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
5
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Toulouse, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
10
Calvi, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
11
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  15 h
End: Miami, United States

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.
On the 1st (Mon), take a stroll through Vieux-Carouge, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva online driving holiday planner .

Miami, USA to Geneva is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in June: highs in Geneva hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Room Escape Games

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de la Tete d'Or. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): explore the galleries of Fresque des Lyonnais and then kick back and relax at Plan D'Eau de Bordelan.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lyon online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Plan D'Eau de Bordelan
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Plan D'Eau de Bordelan ©
Plan D'Eau de Bordelan
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

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.
Palace of Versailles and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris journey planner .

Traveling by train from Lyon to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lyon in June: high temperatures in Paris hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

1
night
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Samson, make a trip to Mont Saint-Michel, and then make a trip to Terrasse de l'Ouest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin de Ronde, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, and then trek along Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Malo online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Paris to Saint-Malo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, you will find days in Saint-Malo are little chillier (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes, Chemin de Ronde, Cathedrale Saint-Samson, Chemins de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes ©
Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Chateau Cantenac, then don't miss a visit to Cloitre des Cordeliers, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, and finally make a trip to Citadelle de Blaye. On the next day, admire the striking features of Pey-Berland Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, and then make a trip to Place de la Bourse (Place Royale).

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bordeaux trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Saint-Malo to Bordeaux takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saint-Malo in June, with highs in Bordeaux at 29°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Toulouse.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse

2
nights
Toulouse, France

Toulouse ©
On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte Marie, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Gramont, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Abbaye Saint Pierre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Saint-Sernin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Toulouse trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Bordeaux to Toulouse takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can take a train to Montpellier.

Things to do in Toulouse

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau of Gramont, Cathedrale Sainte Marie, Grotte du Mas d'Azil, Abbaye Saint Pierre, Cathedrale Saint-Lizier
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Cathedrale Sainte Marie ©
Cathedrale Sainte Marie
Abbaye Saint Pierre ©
Abbaye Saint Pierre
Basilique Saint-Sernin ©
Basilique Saint-Sernin

2
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
On the 14th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Grande Conque. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Montpellier trip planner .

You can take a train from Toulouse to Montpellier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Montpellier sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Aigues-Mortes, Kayaking & Canoeing, Plage de la Grande Conque
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Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes ©
Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes
Kayaking & Canoeing
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Vieille Ville. Escape the urban bustle at Calanques and Calanque de Samena. Explore Marseille's surroundings by going to Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole (in Saint-Remy-de-Provence), Chateau de Tarascon (in Tarascon) and Arles (Eglise St-Trophime & St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)). There's more to do: stroll through Plage de Cabasson and contemplate the long history of Palais du Pharo.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marseille day trip site .

You can drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Arles, Calanques, Chateau de Tarascon, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Plage de Cabasson
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Calanques ©
Calanques
Chateau de Tarascon ©
Chateau de Tarascon

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.
On the 19th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Nice itinerary planner .

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Villa Kerylos, Promenade Le Corbusier, Saint-Paul de Vence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier

2
nights
Calvi, France

Calvi ©
Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Sainte Marie Majeure and then contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Spano, enjoy the sand and surf at Arinella and Algaio Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Sant'Antonino, and finally head outdoors with Cirque de Bonifatu.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Calvi vacation planner .

You can fly from Nice to Calvi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Eglise de Sant'Antonino, Foret d'Aitone, Cirque de Bonifatu, Eglise de la Sainte-Trinite et de Saint Jean-Baptiste
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Citadelle de Calvi ©
Citadelle de Calvi
Eglise de Sant'Antonino ©
Eglise de Sant'Antonino
Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
On the 24th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, then take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Geneva travel route planner .

You can fly from Calvi to Geneva in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Calvi in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Geneva. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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