16 days in France, United Kingdom & Geneva Itinerary

16 days in France, United Kingdom & Geneva Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Île de la Cité. The adventure continues: visit Montmartre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Paris is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Islamabad to Paris. When traveling from Islamabad in December, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Paris: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice, France

— 3 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.
Get some historical perspective at Rue d'Antibes and Vieille Ville. Get a sense of the local culture at La Croisette and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Suquet (in Cannes) and Centre Thetys Pegomas (in Pegomas). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Avenue Jean Medecin and step into the grandiose world of Haut de Cagnes.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nice trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Nice to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Church and Westminster Abbey. Take a break from London with a short trip to Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton, about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our London tour builder site.

You can fly from Nice to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Nice to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in January: high temperatures in London hover around 9°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Geneva.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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 13th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, stroll around Le Jardin Anglais, then learn about winemaking at La Cave De Geneve, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Les Perrieres. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at House of Basketball, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Geneva in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Geneva, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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France travel guide

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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.

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.