43 days in France, Singapore & Switzerland Itinerary

43 days in France, Singapore & Switzerland Itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
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La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Annecy, France
— 2 nights
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Dijon, France
— 3 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore — 1 night

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take a stroll through Chinatown and then take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Singapore trip itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to Singapore is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Singapore at 37°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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 outdoors at L'Orangerie and Seine River. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (Palace of Versailles, La Galerie des Batailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Le Marais, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Singapore to Paris takes 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Paris is minus 7 hours. When traveling from Singapore in August, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly to Lyon.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Lyon, France — 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Le Mur de Lyon and Cyclo City Tours. Go for a jaunt from Lyon to Villette-de-Vienne to see Maison Colombier about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lyon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to fly to La Seyne-sur-Mer.
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La Seyne-sur-Mer, France — 4 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Trolib and Calanque d'En-Vau. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage du Jonquet and Plage du Capelan. Explore La Seyne-sur-Mer's surroundings by going to Plage de la Grande Mer (in Cassis) and Route des Cretes (in La Ciotat).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our La Seyne-sur-Mer day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Lyon to La Seyne-sur-Mer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Castel Plage and Blue Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Cannes (Le Suquet & Rue d'Antibes). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to Place Massena, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from La Seyne-sur-Mer to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from La Seyne-sur-Mer in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 2 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Les Gorges du Fier, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plages de Saint Jorioz. On the next day, look for gifts at La Cure Gourmande, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then explore the activities along Lake Annecy.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Annecy vacation planner.

You can drive from Nice to Annecy in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Annecy when traveling from Nice in August, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dijon.
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Dijon, France — 3 nights

Gateway to Burgundy

Perhaps best known for its locally produced mustard, Dijon also makes a wonderfully flavorful crème de cassis, or blackcurrant liqueur, and boasts excellent examples of regional architecture with polychrome roofs made of tiles in terracotta, green, yellow, and black placed in geometric patterns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): make a trip to Place de la Liberation, admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally make a trip to Owl's Trail. Keep things going the next day: learn the secrets of viniculture at Chateau de Meursault, do a tasting at Chateau de Pommard, then learn about winemaking at Chateau du Clos de Vougeot, and finally contemplate the long history of Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dijon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Dijon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In August in Dijon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bern.
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Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 day

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Dijon to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lausanne.
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Lausanne, Switzerland — 1 night

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 28th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Place de la Palud.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lausanne trip planner.

Drive from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): play a few rounds at Golf Club Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip builder.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 1st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Eich, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and then identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus.

Make your Lucerne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Zermatt to Lucerne by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): kick back and relax at Bagno Pubblico Ascona, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore. On the next day, slough off your stress at Splash & Spa Tamaro.

Plan my trip to Lugano with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Lugano takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lucerne in September, expect nights in Lugano to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 2 nights

St.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Leaning Tower, then take in the dramatic natural features at Berninapass, then take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, and finally explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Engadine, take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Mineralbad & Spa.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip builder website.

Getting from Lugano to St. Moritz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in September, things will get little chillier in St. Moritz: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then visit Old Town.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from St. Moritz in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 2 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
On the 8th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, and then learn about winemaking at Domaine Albert Seltz. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des Aigles, and then take a stroll through La Petite France.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Strasbourg day trip planning app.

You can drive from Zurich to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). Explore Paris further: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 1 night

Lion City

On the 15th (Thu), snap pictures at Sentosa Boardwalk, stroll through Palawan Beach, then take a stroll through Chinatown, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Singapore Flyer.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Singapore itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Singapore in 16 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT) is 7 hours. Traveling from Paris in September, you will find days in Singapore are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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France travel guide

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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.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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