45 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

45 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 6 nights
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 6 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Louvre Museum and Disneyland Paris. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris road trip planning website.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Louvre Museum ©
Must see
Louvre Museum
4.6
Disneyland Paris ©
Disney Park / Activity
Disneyland Paris
2.8

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Bayeux, France

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Pointe D'Agon. Venture out of the city with trips to Mont Saint-Michel (in Mont-Saint-Michel), Urville Nacqueville Beach (in Urville-Nacqueville) and Hapik (in Mondeville). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, appreciate the history behind D-Day Monument, admire the striking features of Porte Horloge de Vire, and stroll through Plage de Vauville.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bayeux trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Bayeux are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Bayeux

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Omaha Beach ©
Battlefield
Omaha Beach
4.7

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Medieval Capital of the Dordogne Valley

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.
Bring the kids along to Les Jardins de Marqueyssac and Chateau de Castelnaud. Get out of town with these interesting Sarlat-la-Caneda side-trips: arcchery Le Bel Oiseau (in Sainte-Foy-de-Longas), Cathedrale St-Front (in Perigueux) and Le Regourdou (in Lascaux). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau des Milandes, get to know the resident critters at Reserve Zoologique de Calviac, take an in-depth tour of Prehistorical site of Castel-Merle, and add some adventure to your tour with CanoSphere.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sarlat-la-Caneda online attractions planner.

Drive from Bayeux to Sarlat-la-Caneda in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Sarlat-la-Caneda can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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Aix-en-Provence, France

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Kids will enjoy Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Pont d'Avignon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aix-en-Provence: Bauduen (L'Art En Jouet & Observatory (Observatoire Astronomique de Bauduen)), Artemisia Museum (in Forcalquier) and Palais des Papes (in Avignon). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, admire the striking features of La Tour de l’Horloge, have some family-friendly fun at Aviasim Aix-en-Provence, and engage your brain at Apiland Nature.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence day trip site.

Getting from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Aix-en-Provence by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Aix-en-Provence are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Apiland Nature ©
Science Museum
Apiland Nature
4.7
Palais des Papes ©
World heritage site
Palais des Papes
4.3
Pont d'Avignon ©
Bridge
Pont d'Avignon
3.6

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Hyeres, France

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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Virtual Room Toulon and Parc Olbius-Riquier. Explore Hyeres' surroundings by going to Chateau Des Garcinieres (in Cogolin), Le Pont des Fees (in Grimaud) and Ramatuelle (Plage de l'Escalet & Plage de Pampelonne). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Le village des Tortues, have fun and explore at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, have some family-friendly fun at Pirates Aventures, and enjoy the sand and surf at Port Grimaud 1 Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hyeres vacation planner.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hyeres can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne ©
Children’s Museum
Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne
3.8

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Nice, France

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.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Promenade des Anglais will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Observation du Ciel Etoile - Grandeur Nature (in Vence), La Ferme du Far West (in Antibes) and Maison du Patrimoine (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, find something for the whole family at Parc Koaland, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Traveling by car from Hyeres to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Nice are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Riviera Nature ©
Theme Park
Riviera Nature
4.5
Marineland ©
Aquarium
Marineland
2.9
Fun City ©
Entertainment Center
Fun City
2.9

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Old Town and Lake Zurich will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Aare River (in Bern), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Zurich is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

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