4 days in Nyons & Thun Itinerary

4 days in Nyons & Thun Itinerary

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4 days in Nyons & Thun Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Drive:  8​h 30​min
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Nyons, France
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
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Thun, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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Nyons, France

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Nyons is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.HistoryNyons was settled in the 6th century BC as Nyrax by a Gallic tribe, probably the Segusiavi or the Sequani. On the 25th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Vaison la Romaine, explore the ancient world of Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine, and then relax in the rural setting at Ferme Bres.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nyons day trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Nyons is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. In October, Nyons is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thun.

Things to do in Nyons

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Vaison-la-Romaine
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Vaison la Romaine ©
Vaison la Romaine
Ferme Bres ©
Ferme Bres

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Thun, Switzerland

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Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church Scherzligen, explore the activities along Thunersee, then make a trip to Protestant City Church Thun, and finally ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Schloss THUN, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thun road trip website .

You can drive from Nyons to Thun in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Nyons in October, expect Thun to be slightly colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Thun

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Bern
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Thunersee ©
Thunersee
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge