30 days in France, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

30 days in France, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
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Mannheim, Germany
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Aigle, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Praz Sur Arly, France
— 5 nights
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Avignon, France
— 2 nights
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Tours, France
— 1 day
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Rennes, France
— 8 nights
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Chalon-sur-Saone, France
— 2 nights
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Mannheim, Germany
— Few hours

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Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Main Tower, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Frankfurt, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Frankfurt trip builder website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Frankfurt am Main Airport, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and Ramstein Air Base. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Mannheim.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Zoo Frankfurt ©
Zoo Frankfurt
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
Romer ©
Romer

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Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim ©

Quadrate City

Mannheim is one of Germany’s major metropolitan and immigration centers, home to a large number of U.S.
On the 2nd (Fri), make a trip to Paradeplatz.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Mannheim online tour builder.

Getting from Frankfurt to Mannheim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Mannheim are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Mannheim

Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Luisenpark ©
Luisenpark
Baroque Palace Mannheim ©
Baroque Palace Mannheim
Paradeplatz ©
Paradeplatz

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Baden-Baden ©

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll around Lichtentaler Allee.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Baden-Baden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mannheim to Baden-Baden takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Baden-Baden are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos
Highlights from your plan
Lichtentaler Allee ©
Lichtentaler Allee
Museum Frieder Burda ©
Museum Frieder Burda
MerkurBergbahn ©
MerkurBergbahn

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de Servion.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Lausanne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Lausanne

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Zoo de Servion ©
Zoo de Servion
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©

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Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres ©
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, try for a hole-in-one at Moleson Bob-luge, examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gruyeres Castle, then see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint Theodule.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gruyeres day trip website.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Gruyeres takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Gruyeres are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aigle.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Pisciculture de la Gruyere ©
Pisciculture de la Gruyere
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Tibet Museum ©
Tibet Museum

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Aigle, Switzerland

Aigle ©
Aigle is a historic town and a municipality and the capital of the district of Aigle in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.The official language of Aigle is French.GeographyAigle lies at an elevation of 415m about 13km south-southeast of Montreux. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin). On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the natural beauty of Lavey-les-Bains, then Head underground at Les Mines De Sel De Bex, and then learn about winemaking at Aigle Castle.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Aigle trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Gruyeres to Aigle takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Praz Sur Arly.

Things to do in Aigle

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Les Mines De Sel De Bex ©
Les Mines De Sel De Bex
Jardin Instinctif ©
Jardin Instinctif

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Praz Sur Arly, France

Praz Sur Arly ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Les Gorges de la Diosaz and Barrage et Site de Roselend. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Praz Sur Arly: Le Col de la Forclaz (in Talloires), Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval (Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval & River Rafting & Tubing) and Jardin alpin La Jaysinia (in Samoens).

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Praz Sur Arly trip site.

You can drive from Aigle to Praz Sur Arly in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Aigle in August: highs in Praz Sur Arly hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Praz Sur Arly

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval ©
Le Cirque du Fer a Cheval
Jardin alpin La Jaysinia ©
Jardin alpin La Jaysinia
River Rafting & Tubing

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. Change things up with a short trip to Carrieres des Lumieres in Les Baux de Provence (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee Angladon, admire the natural beauty at Rocher des Doms, take an in-depth tour of Musee Calvet, and make a trip to Place de l'Horloge.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Avignon trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Praz Sur Arly to Avignon in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Tours.

Things to do in Avignon

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon
Musee Angladon ©
Musee Angladon

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Tours, France

Tours ©

Garden of France

Famous for its original medieval district, Tours is famous for its cafes that serve regional wines and interesting architectural bridges crossing the river Loire.
On the 17th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Gatien, walk around Parc Mirabeau, then go for a walk through Place Plumereau, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chateau de Villandry.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tours using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Avignon to Tours takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Avignon in August: high temperatures in Tours hover around 77°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rennes.

Things to do in Tours

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Villandry ©
Chateau de Villandry
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien ©
Cathedrale Saint-Gatien

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Rennes, France

Rennes ©
Many tour guides skip Rennes, a "City of Art and History," but that doesn't mean you should.
Bring the kids along to Les Machines de L'ile and Room Escape Games. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rennes: Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Parc Animalier et Botanique de Branfere (in Le Guerno) and Univers du Poete Ferrailleur (in Lizio). There's much more to do: walk around Parc du Thabor, hunt for treasures at Halles Centrales, get a sense of history and politics at Parlement de Bretagne, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo de Champrepus.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rennes day trip planner.

Getting from Tours to Rennes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rennes are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Chalon-sur-Saone.

Things to do in Rennes

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Les Machines de L'ile ©
Les Machines de L'ile
Carnac stones ©
Carnac stones

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Chalon-sur-Saone, France

Chalon-sur-Saone ©
Chalon-sur-Saône is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.It is a sub-prefecture of the department. On the 26th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Philibert, head outdoors with Centre Nautique du Grand Chalon, take in the waterfront at Quai des Messageries, then see the interesting displays at Musee Nicephore Niepce, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Vincent.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chalon-sur-Saone trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rennes to Chalon-sur-Saone takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In August, daily temperatures in Chalon-sur-Saone can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Colmar.

Things to do in Chalon-sur-Saone

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale Saint Vincent ©
Cathedrale Saint Vincent
Quai des Messageries ©
Quai des Messageries
Musee Nicephore Niepce ©
Musee Nicephore Niepce

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to Old Town, and then make a trip to Statue of Liberty.

Plan my Colmar trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Drive from Chalon-sur-Saone to Colmar in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Colmar

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Old Town ©
Old Town
Statue of Liberty ©
Statue of Liberty

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and La Petite France. Venture out of the city with trips to Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix (in Rhodes) and Sanctuaire du Mont Sainte Odile (in Ottrott). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, take an in-depth tour of Alsatian Museum, and walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Strasbourg tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Colmar to Strasbourg takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. August in Strasbourg sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mannheim.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix ©
Parc Animalier de Sainte-Croix
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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Mannheim, Germany

Mannheim

Quadrate City

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mannheim vacation planner.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Mannheim in 2 hours. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mannheim

Historic Sites · Parks · Nightlife · Museums

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