14 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

14 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Lyon, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Pisa, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights

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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt travel route planning website.

If you are flying in from Jordan, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Geneva Cointrin International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 night

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Grindelwald Museum, Oeschinen Lake, Titlis Cliff Walk, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then gain insight with Sherlock Holmes Museum, and finally snap pictures at Titlis Cliff Walk.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald tour builder.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You've added Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Palais des Nations, Genève, CERN, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally get curious at CERN.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chamonix.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Chamonix, France — 1 night

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aiguille du Midi as well as Lac Blanc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lac Blanc, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallee Blanche, then take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and finally shop like a local with Ferme de l'Aberieux.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chamonix online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Chamonix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.
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Side Trip

Lyon, France — 1 night

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Théâtre gallo-romain, La Place Bellecour, Vieux Lyon, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, stroll through Orcieres Merlette Ski, take some stellar pictures from Batteria dello Chaberton, then take a stroll through La Place Bellecour, then explore the ancient world of Théâtre gallo-romain, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Lyon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. July in Lyon sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Marseille.
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Side Trips

Marseille, France — 1 night

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
You've now added Chateau d'If to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques, then look for gifts at O Delices de Brice, and finally take a stroll through Cours Mirabeau. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Marseille can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
You've added Le Mont-Valerien French Memorial to Resistance Martyrs, Montmartre, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 16th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planning tool.

You can fly from Marseille to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marseille in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Pisa.
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Pisa, Italy — 1 night

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
On the 17th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Battistero di San Giovanni, steep yourself in history at Camposanto, then admire the striking features of Duomo di Pisa, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Knights’ Square.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pisa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Pisa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in Pisa are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Genoa.
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Historic Sites

Genoa, Italy — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, Aquarium of Genoa, Le Bighe del Bigo - Genova Segway Tours, and other attractions you added. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Palazzo Ducale, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquarium of Genoa, then see the sights in a new way with Le Bighe del Bigo - Genova Segway Tours, then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally browse the exhibits of Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Genoa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pisa to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pisa in July since evenings lows in Genoa dip to 25°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to home.
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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