8 days in France & Basel Itinerary

8 days in France & Basel Itinerary

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8 days in France & Basel Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Gerardmer, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Lyon, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Izmir, Turkey

1
night
Gerardmer, France

Gerardmer ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): look and learn at Observatoire de Merelle.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gerardmer trip itinerary maker site .

Izmir, Turkey to Gerardmer is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in June: highs in Gerardmer hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Gerardmer

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, Lac des Truites
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Lac des Truites ©
Lac des Truites
Lac de Gerardmer ©
Lac de Gerardmer

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, then get to know the fascinating history of Fourviere Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and finally play a few rounds at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lyon online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Gerardmer to Lyon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and tram. Traveling from Gerardmer in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Lyon, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Trails Golf
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or
Fourviere Hill ©
Fourviere Hill

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Champs-Elysees. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Getting from Lyon to Paris by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in June, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): meet the residents at Zoo Basel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Elisabethenkirche, and then take a stroll through Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Basel online journey planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Basel in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Neighborhoods
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Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel ©
Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel

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