14 days in Paris, Zurich & Montpellier Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Zurich & Montpellier Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 5 nights

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Paris, France — 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, Moulin Rouge, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and other attractions you added. Head to Champs-Elysees and La Boulangeriefor some retail therapy. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Louvre Museum and Le Marais. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Montmartre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Mexico, 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum Rietberg and Landesmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Altstadt Luzern. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama & Chapel Bridge). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In December, Zurich is a bit cooler than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 5 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Cité de Carcassonne and Carrieres des Lumieres are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations and Street Part. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montpellier: Chateau de la Gardine (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape), Palais des Papes (in Avignon) and Musee Granet (in Aix-en-Provence). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, and get a taste of the local shopping with Place de la Comedie.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Montpellier trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Montpellier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Montpellier is a bit warmer than Zurich - with highs of 14°C and lows of 4°C.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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