23 days in France, Milan & Lucerne Itinerary

23 days in France, Milan & Lucerne Itinerary

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Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  7 h 30 min
2
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Bordeaux, France
— Few hours
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

2
nights
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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour website.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo Egizio in Turin (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milan tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Milan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Museo Egizio
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio

few
hours
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

4
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Place Stanislas (in Nancy), Œuvre de la cathédrale (in Metz) and Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, walk around Parc de l'Orangerie, examine the collection at Palais de Rohan, and stop by La Petite France.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Strasbourg trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Colmar, Place Stanislas, Œuvre de la cathédrale, Vieille ville d'Eguisheim
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Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg ©
Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg
Place Stanislas ©
Place Stanislas
La Petite France ©
La Petite France

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. See some other sides of Paris: examine the collection at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of The Trianons & The Hamlet, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Sainte-Chapelle ©
Sainte-Chapelle

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hours
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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8
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims (in Reims). See some other sides of Paris: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, make a trip to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Musee De Cluny, and get your game on at Wildness.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims, Walt Disney Studios Park, Chateau de Chambord
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Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter ©
Saint Germain des Pres Quarter

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