13 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + train:  16​h 30​min
1
Mont-Saint-Michel, France
— 1 day
bus + train:  5​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + ferry:  13​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
day
Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Mont-Saint-Michel ©
Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hike along Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mont Saint-Michel.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mont-Saint-Michel using our trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Mont-Saint-Michel is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mont-Saint-Michel: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Mont-Saint-Michel

Historic Sites Trails Tours

Side Trip

Sport Evasion Mont Saint Michel - Day Tours
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Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire the striking features of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Mont-Saint-Michel to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
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.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Barrage Vauban, then identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des aigles, and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mont Sainte Odile, relax in the rural setting at Charbo-loisirs, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at La Montagne des Singes.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Strasbourg in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kintzheim, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Charbo-loisirs, Mont Sainte Odile
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Mont Sainte Odile ©
Mont Sainte Odile
La montagne des singes ©
La montagne des singes

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Lion Monument. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Titlis and Lake Lucerne. Venture out of the city with trips to Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Interlaken (Heidi's Photo Chalet & Harderkulm).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Lucerne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Titlis, Trümmelbachfälle
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 17th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally explore the activities along Aare River.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bern trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Lucerne to Bern in an hour. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, and then admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Montreux trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Bern to Montreux takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Riserva naturale Les Grangettes ©
Riserva naturale Les Grangettes

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Place Bourg du Four, admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Geneva sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Room Escape Games
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi and then get interesting insight from Tours.

Make your Chamonix itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Geneva to Chamonix in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chamonix

Nature Parks Adventure
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi

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