37 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

37 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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37 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Saint-Raphael, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  45​min
9
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online travel route planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
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.
Step out of Bayeux with an excursion to Mont Saint-Michel in Mont-Saint-Michel--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, make a trip to Monument des Deportes, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and steep yourself in history at Ardenne Abbey.

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Getting from Paris to Bayeux by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Memorial de Caen, D-Day Monument, Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, get lost in a book at Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, take a stroll through The Panier, and take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marseille sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bayeux to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in December, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Saint-Raphael.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bibliotheque Municipale de Cassis, Palais des Papes, Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, Laser game Evolution
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

4
nights
Saint-Raphael, France

Saint-Raphael ©
Step out of Saint-Raphael to go to Seillans and see Domaine Val d'Iris, which is approximately 46 minutes away.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Raphael trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Saint-Raphael takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Saint-Raphael can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Raphael

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Les Gorges du Verdon, Musee d'Histoire Locale et des Traditions, Notre Dame d‘Afrique, Domaine Val d'Iris
Highlights from your plan
Total Xscape ©
Total Xscape
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Domaine Val d'Iris ©
Domaine Val d'Iris

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Croisette (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at St Nicholas Cathedral, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nice travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Saint-Raphael to Nice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Saint-Raphael in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 8°C in Nice. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, La Croisette
Highlights from your plan
Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Rigi, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

Getting from Nice to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): stroll through Grindelwald-First and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald online travel route planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Tours Winter Sports

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

4
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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, fun & games, childrens museums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Geneva day trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Geneva are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

3
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then engage your brain at Musee cantonal d'archeologie et d'histoire, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lausanne trip builder app .

Take a train from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

O'Coeur des Reves ..., Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle, Freddie Mercury Statue
Highlights from your plan
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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