16 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in France, Italy & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Casablanca, Morocco
Fly:  5​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Nice, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Casablanca, Morocco

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Paris visit planner .

Casablanca, Morocco to Paris is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Casablanca to Paris. Traveling from Casablanca in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Paris. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and finally go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lausanne day trip site .

You can take a train from Paris to Lausanne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 25th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, and then see the interesting displays at Swiss Museum of Transport. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour builder website .

You can drive from Lausanne to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Lucerne sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): wander the streets of Cannaregio, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then look for gifts at Venezia Oro & Occhiali, then look for gifts at I Tre Mercanti, and finally wander the streets of Santa Croce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace and then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Lucerne to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in June; daily highs in Venice reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
nights
Genoa, Italy

Genoa ©
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, make a trip to Piazza Raffaele De Ferrari, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, then wander the streets of Boccadasse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Genoa trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Venice to Genoa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June in Genoa, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Genoa

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Boccadasse ©
Boccadasse
Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi ©
Galata Museo del Mare ©
Galata Museo del Mare

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and then take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin.

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Getting from Genoa to Nice by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Nice are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Musée Marc Chagall ©
Musée Marc Chagall
Avenue Jean Medecin ©
Avenue Jean Medecin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, then delve into the distant past at Théâtre gallo-romain, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Nice to Lyon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for little chillier nights in Lyon, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Théâtre gallo-romain ©
Théâtre gallo-romain

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Appreciate the collections at Musee Rodin and Musee de l'Orangerie. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Marne-la-Vallee, approximately 42 minutes away. Explore Paris further: admire the striking features of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and kick back and relax at Paris Plage.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Lyon to Paris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lyon in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

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