26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

26 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock France vacation planner
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Paris
— 12 nights
Train
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Lyon
— 2 nights
Bus
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Annecy
— 3 nights
Bus
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Chamonix
— 7 nights
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Paris — 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen), Versailles (Palace of Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors, &more) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Have a day of magic on the 17th (Sat) at Disneyland Paris. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Paris road trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Lyon.
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Lyon — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, then ponder the design of La Place des Jacobins, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Lyon sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Annecy.
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Annecy — 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annecy: Room Escape Games (in Annemasse) and Lac du Bourget (in Aix-les-Bains). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Annecy trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Lyon to Annecy in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Annecy are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chamonix.
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Chamonix — 7 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chamonix: Lac Vert (in Passy) and Le Chemin du Calvaire (in Megeve). And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de la Diosaz, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and meet the residents at Parc de Merlet.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chamonix road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Annecy to Chamonix takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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