20 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 1 night
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Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— Few hours
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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Nice, France

Nice ©

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Head to La Croisette and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleyafor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Vieille Ville and Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs. Venture out of the city with trips to Palmes Beach (in Menton) and Cannes (Lérins Islands & Rue d'Antibes). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Castel Plage and stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nice route maker website.

Perth, Australia to Nice is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Perth to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in September; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

5
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Chateau d'If and Parc National des Calanques. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Plage de Piemanson (in Salin de Giraud), Chateau de Lourmarin (in Lourmarin) and Truffle Hunting at Les Pastras (in Cadenet). The adventure continues: look for gifts at 72% Petanque.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planning tool.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Marseille dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Marseille

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

1
night
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Bourse, then don't miss a visit to Place Parlement, and finally wander the streets of Port of the Moon.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Marseille to Bordeaux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. September in Bordeaux sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Tour Pey-Berland ©
Tour Pey-Berland
Port of the Moon ©
Port of the Moon

few
hours
Chalons-en-Champagne, France

Chalons-en-Champagne ©
Châlons-en-Champagne is a city in France. On the 19th (Tue), do a tasting at Champagne Thierry Rodez.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chalons-en-Champagne trip app.

Explore your travel options from Bordeaux to Chalons-en-Champagne with the Route module. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bordeaux in September: high temperatures in Chalons-en-Champagne hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Wineries

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Champagne Thierry Rodez ©
Champagne Thierry Rodez

6
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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Family-friendly places like Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay will thrill your kids. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Paris travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chalons-en-Champagne to Paris takes 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse will thrill your kids. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Altstadt Luzern and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz & Lake Lucerne). It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip tool.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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