14 days in France, Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

14 days in France, Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip site.

Miami, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lyon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums
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Lyon, France

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Wed), walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then stop by Epsilon Vega, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

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You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lyon are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Nice, France

— 2 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.
On the 17th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook and then take a stroll through Vieille Ville. On the next day, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip website.

Getting from Lyon to Nice by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lyon in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Nice

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 19th (Sun), stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Castello Sforzesco, and then admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla, then make a trip to Dialogo nel Buio, and finally find something for the whole family at Leolandia.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Milan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Nice, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, stroll through Bains des Paquis, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Milan to Geneva by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in June, with highs in Geneva at 76°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Central Church Of Thun, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.

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.