45 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

45 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

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45 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Nice, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

6
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Paris and Musee des Arts et Metiers will thrill your kids. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary maker site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Musee des Arts et Metiers ©
Musee des Arts et Metiers

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Plage de Vauville and Plage Saint-Martin-de-Brehal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Hapik (in Mondeville), Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville) and Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, find something for the whole family at Beauregard Aventure, and steep yourself in history at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bayeux online road trip planner .

Take a train from Paris to Bayeux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Agon-Coutainville, Beauregard Aventure, Plage de Vauville, Juno Beach
Highlights from your plan
Pointe D'Agon ©
Pointe D'Agon
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Hapik ©
Hapik

6
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau des Milandes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarlat-la-Caneda: Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux), Le Regourdou (in Lascaux) and arcchery Le Bel Oiseau (in Sainte-Foy-de-Longas). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Moulin de la Rouzique, head outdoors with Velorail, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Du Bac De Sors, and Head underground at Gouffre de Padirac.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarlat-la-Caneda road trip website .

You can drive from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Montignac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Airparc Perigord, Les Jardins de Marqueyssac, Gouffre de Padirac
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac ©
Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

5
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Artemisia Museum (in Forcalquier), Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde (in Marseille) and Bauduen (L'Art en Jouets & Observatory (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen)). There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Vallee Sauvage, see the interesting displays at Apiland Nature, get your game on at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, and take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Aix-en-Provence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bauduen, Avignon, La Tour de l’Horloge, Musee des Chantiers Naval, Montopoto
Highlights from your plan
Apiland Nature ©
Apiland Nature
Le Bois des Lutins ©
Le Bois des Lutins
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

6
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyeres ©
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Kids will enjoy Accro Aventures and Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne. Change things up with these side-trips from Hyeres: Le Pont des Fees (in Grimaud), Ramatuelle (Plage de l'Escalet & Plage de Pampelonne) and Chateau Des Garcinieres (in Cogolin). There's lots more to do: get your game on at Speedkart, walk around Park and Gardens of the Mediterranean, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de la Nartelle, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Kelys.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hyeres trip builder app .

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Hyeres, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Tropez, La Valette-du-Var, Sainte-Maxime, Six-Fours-les-Plages, Grimaud
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Le village des Tortues ©
Le village des Tortues
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne ©
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne

6
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marineland and Riviera Nature. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Ferme du Far West (in Antibes), Observation du Ciel Etoile - Grandeur Nature (in Vence) and Maison du Patrimoine (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, have some family-friendly fun at Fun City, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nice online trip maker .

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Menton, Eglise du Sacre Coeur, Fun Kart, L.A GALERIE. ADA LOUMANI
Highlights from your plan
Riviera Nature ©
Riviera Nature
Marineland ©
Marineland
Parc Koaland ©
Parc Koaland

9
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Zurich and Swimming Pools Unter Letten. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Aare River (in Bern), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Chapel Bridge, & more) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in January: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Aare River, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

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