13 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Train
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Lille, France
— 1 night
Train
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly

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Lille, France

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut, then make a trip to Grande Place, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, get to know the fascinating history of Place du Theatre, admire the striking features of Chambre de Commerce, then join in the after-dark buzz at Le Waf, and finally admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lille trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Lille is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

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Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games
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Grande Place ©
Landmark
Grande Place
4.5

5
nights
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Le Marais, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and visit Montmartre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Lille to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trip

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Louvre Museum ©
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Louvre Museum
4.6
Eiffel Tower ©
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Eiffel Tower
4.5
Arc de Triomphe ©
Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 31st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Geneva trip planning app.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, Geneva is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Water Body
Lake Geneva
4.7
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Patek Philippe Museum
4.2

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Markuskirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take an unorthodox tour of Nerves, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Lake Zurich ©
Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7
Lake Lucerne ©
Water Body
Lake Lucerne
4.8
Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
4.6

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