15 days in France, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

15 days in France, Switzerland & Munich Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris route planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In October, Paris is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Annecy.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Annecy, France

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Claude Louis Berthollet.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Annecy online travel planner.

Take a train from Paris to Annecy in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Grindelwald-First, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Annecy to Grindelwald by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), Lake Zurich, &more). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne road trip app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Munich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 4 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Peter's Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.