16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Le Lavandou, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Marseille, France
— 1 night
train:  1​h
6
Avignon, France
— 1 night
7
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
End: New York City, United States

1
night
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally kick back and relax at Paris Plage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder .

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 74°F and 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, then steep yourself in history at Villa Kerylos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach. On the next day, wander the streets of La Croisette and then get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence.

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Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, Cannes is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Villa Kerylos, Chemin Frédéric Nietzsche, Saint-Paul de Vence, Paloma Beach
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Villa Kerylos ©
Villa Kerylos

2
nights
Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez ©
Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. On the 29th (Sat), go for a stroll along the water at St. Tropez Harbor, then get a new perspective on things with Le Brigantin II, and then look for gifts at La maison des confitures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Regard, take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Pampelonne.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Tropez trip builder tool .

You can drive from Cannes to Saint-Tropez in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cannes in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Saint-Tropez: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Galerie Regard
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Plage de Pampelonne ©
Plage de Pampelonne
Galerie Regard ©
Galerie Regard

2
nights
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 1st (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then kick back and relax at Plage de Cavaliere, and then head outdoors with Jet 007. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Melee Voiles, kick back and relax at Plage de l'Estagnol, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Le Lavandou trip tool .

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Le Lavandou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in June: highs in Le Lavandou hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Hyeres, Plage de l'Estagnol
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Plage de Cavaliere ©
Plage de Cavaliere
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

1
night
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): browse the different shops at Les Docks Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Le Lavandou to Marseille takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marseille are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Les Docks Village ©
Les Docks Village

1
night
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Palais des Papes and then browse the fresh offerings at Travel in Provence.

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You can take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Avignon

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Travel in Provence
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Travel in Provence ©
Travel in Provence
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes

2
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, then see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, identify plant and animal life at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church-Fortress of Valere, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montreux online trip maker .

You can drive from Avignon to Montreux in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Sion, Chaplin's World, Place de la Palud, Chateau de Chillon, Cathedrale St-Nicolas
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park.

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You can drive from Montreux to Lucerne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zurich vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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