15 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Aix-les-Bains, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
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Martigny, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France

— 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
On the 8th (Tue), explore the activities along Lake Annecy. On the next day, make a trip to Pont des Amours and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Annecy online trip builder.

Curitiba, Brazil to Annecy is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Curitiba to Annecy due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Curitiba in March: high temperatures in Annecy hover around 14°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aix-les-Bains.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Nature
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Aix-les-Bains, France

— 1 night
Aix-les-Bains, locally called Aix, is a commune in the Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.Rising from the shores of the largest natural lake of glacial origin in France, the Lac du Bourget, this resort is one of the important French spa towns, and has the largest fresh water marina in France. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-les-Bains online travel planner.

Getting from Annecy to Aix-les-Bains by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Aix-les-Bains

Spas · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lyon day trip site.

You can drive from Aix-les-Bains to Lyon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Lyon sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Chamonix, France

— 1 night

Alpine Capital of the World

"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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore and take pictures at Aiguille du Midi, and then hit the slopes at Sport 2000 Cham'Sport Aiguille du Midi.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chamonix online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Lyon to Chamonix in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Martigny.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Nature
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Martigny, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Change things up with these side-trips from Martigny: Verbier (Bruson Ski Area, Ski Service, &more), Montagne Magique Ski School (in Haute-Nendaz) and Nendaz (Premier Alpine Centre SA & Neige Aventure School & Sport Shop). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Martigny day trip planning website.

Getting from Chamonix to Martigny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Martigny

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Montreux, Switzerland

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 17th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip itinerary maker tool.

Montreux is just a stone's throw from Martigny. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lausanne.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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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 18th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Lausanne online trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.