15 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

15 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
3
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Train:  4 h 30 min
5
Nantes, France
— 3 nights
Train:  5 h
6
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

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 14th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip tool.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Paris is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Paris due to the time zone difference. In March, Paris is much colder than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 53°F and lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then examine the collection at Musee Ariana, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Room Escape Games
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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.
On the 18th (Mon), get outside with Little St Bernard Pass and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Reserve Naturelle, then look for gifts at Popcorn Vintage, and then hike along La Bourgeoise.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chamonix travel site.

Getting from Geneva to Chamonix by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Samoens, Little St Bernard Pass, Reserve Naturelle
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Little St Bernard Pass ©
Little St Bernard Pass
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Popcorn Vintage ©
Popcorn Vintage

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.
On the 20th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste and then make a trip to Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lyon itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Chamonix to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

3
nights
Nantes, France

Nantes ©
Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Basilique Saint Nicolas, step into the grandiose world of Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne, then see the interesting displays at Les Machines de L'ile, and finally take a stroll through Village de Trentemoult. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, get to know the resident critters at Zoo La Boissiere du Dore, and then look for gifts at EB L'Epicerie Fine.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nantes journey builder site.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Lyon to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Nantes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

EB L'Epicerie Fine, Zoo La Boissiere du Dore
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Zoo La Boissiere du Dore ©
Zoo La Boissiere du Dore
Jardin des Plantes ©
Jardin des Plantes
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne ©
Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne

2
nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, and then explore the world behind art at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Abbaye aux Hommes, learn about all things military at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, then make a trip to Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe, and finally take an in-depth tour of Omaha Beach Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bayeux travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Nantes to Bayeux takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Bayeux are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of Sainte-Mère-Église, Musee de la Batterie de Merville, Normandy American Cemetery, Abbaye aux Hommes, Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de La Cambe
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
Church of Sainte-Mère-Église ©
Church of Sainte-Mère-Église

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
On the 25th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ile Saint-Louis, then take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Fontainebleau, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On your second day here, take a stroll through Île de la Cité and then admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles.

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Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chateau de Fontainebleau, Palace of Versailles
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens

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