15 days in Italian Alps, Swiss Alps & France Itinerary

15 days in Italian Alps, Swiss Alps & France Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Bolzano, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Nice, France
— 4 nights
4
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights

2
nights
Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano
South Tyrol's capital, Bolzano, has been named the Italian city with the highest quality of life.
On the next day, hit the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra, then fly down the slopes at Scuola Italiana di Sci & Snowboard Kristal, and then view the masterpieces at Mostra Delle Miniature e Dei presepi.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bolzano trip itinerary maker website.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Bolzano is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Dusseldorf in December since evenings lows in Bolzano dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Bolzano

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Andalo, Scuola Italiana Sci & Snowboard San Vigilio Di Marebbe, Scuola Italiana di Sci Azzurra
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night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 22nd (Sun), engage your brain at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Giorgio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally get your game on at Transfinity.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip planner.

You can drive from Bolzano to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Lugano are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, Chiesa San Giorgio
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio ©
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio

4
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Family-friendly places like Marineland and Promenade des Anglais will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: La Nouvelle Cremerie (in Chateauneuf de Grasse), Riviera Nature (in Grasse) and La Ferme du Far West (in Antibes). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, get your game on at Fun Kart, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Lugano to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Lugano in December, with highs in Nice at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Grasse, Antibes, Eglise St Pierre & Paul, Waterworld lake of gaudrade, Fun Kart
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Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain ©
Marineland ©
Marineland
Waterworld lake of gaudrade ©
Waterworld lake of gaudrade

3
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kids will enjoy Palais des Papes and Pirates Aventures. Venture out of the city with trips to Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon), Hyeres (Accro Aventures, Speedkart, &more) and Le Bois des Lutins (in Peypin). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, have fun and explore at Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne, and get your game on at Laser game Evolution.

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You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in December, plan for little chillier nights in Marseille, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hyeres, Avignon, Laser game Evolution, Pirates Aventures, Le Bois des Lutins
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Speedkart ©
Speedkart
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Marseille to Paris by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Marseille in December, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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