14 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Courchevel, France
— 1 night
Shuttle to Lyon, Fly to Paris
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Dubai


Geneva, Switzerland — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Bundesplatz, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva itinerary maker tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Geneva is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in November, things will get colder in Geneva: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Courchevel.
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Courchevel, France — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Via Ferrata and then relax and rejuvenate at Manalaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): stop by Piste Noire, fly down the slopes at Sweet Snowsports, then visit White Storm Ski Rental Meribel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Moulin de Burdin.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Courchevel day trip planning tool.

Getting from Geneva to Courchevel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Geneva in November, with highs in Courchevel at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, visit Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Courchevel to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In November, Paris is a bit warmer than Courchevel - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat, then take a tour by water with Fly Fish Zermatt, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally take some stellar pictures from Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Paris to Zermatt in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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.

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.