59 days in France, Luxembourg & Switzerland Itinerary

59 days in France, Luxembourg & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Rome, Italy
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Nice, France
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Marseille, France
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Avignon, France
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Carcassonne, France
— 5 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h
5
Bayeux, France
— 7 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
6
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
7
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
10
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Rome, Italy

8
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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. Vieille Ville and Lérins Islands are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette), Swim with Dolphins (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, get to know the fascinating history of Saint-Paul de Vence, explore the galleries of Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice vacation builder site.

Rome, Italy to Nice is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in September, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Antibes, Cannes, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews, Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer)
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews ©
Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Chartreuse de la Verne. Get out of town with these interesting Marseille side-trips: Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Aix-en-Provence (Musee Granet, Cours Mirabeau, &more) and Confiserie Azureenne (in Collobrieres). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Chateau d'If, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, make a trip to Parc National des Calanques, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Vallon des Auffes.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marseille, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Avignon.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Collobrieres, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine, La Route du Sel, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
Musee Granet ©
Musee Granet
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles ©
Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

6
nights
Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Calvet. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Venture out of the city with trips to Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol) and Arles (Amphitheatre (les Arenes) & Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue). And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Pont d'Avignon, admire the masterpieces at Musee du Petit Palais, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Agricol.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Avignon online travel route planner.

Take a train from Marseille to Avignon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Avignon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Les Baux de Provence, Arles, Les Vignerons de Tavel, Chateau de Lourmarin, Roman Theatre of Orange
Highlights from your plan
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Chateau de Lourmarin ©
Chateau de Lourmarin

5
nights
Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Musee De L'ecole and Musee des Beaux-Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Cité de Carcassonne and Cathar Castles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carcassonne: Quartier du Moure (in Collioure), Aeroscopia (in Blagnac) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, look for gifts at Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, and see the interesting displays at Musee de L'Inquisition.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Carcassonne tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Avignon to Carcassonne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Albi, Toulouse, Argeles-sur-Mer, Cathedrale St-Jean, Orgues d'Ille Sur Tet
Highlights from your plan
Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mont Saint-Michel and Bayeux War Cemetery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Normandy American Cemetery and Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant. Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Eglise de l’Etanville (in Grandcamp-Maisy), Dunes d'Hattainville (in Les Moitiers-d’Allonne) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Mont Saint-Michel Bay & Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche d'Oetre, steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bayeux trip builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Carcassonne to Bayeux in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Carcassonne in September, expect Bayeux to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mont-Saint-Michel, Ranville, Colleville-sur-Mer, Caen, Eglise de l’Etanville
Highlights from your plan
Mont Saint-Michel ©
Mont Saint-Michel
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux

8
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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Chateau de Chambord (in Chambord). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paris tour builder.

You can take a train from Bayeux to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, Versailles, Le Bois des Aigles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Fondation Claude Monet
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal) and Vianden Castle. Get some cultural insight at MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire and Le Chemin de la Corniche. Change things up with these side-trips from Luxembourg City: Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort) and Bourscheid Castle (in Bourscheid). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art), and explore the world behind art at Villa Vauban - Musee d'Art de la Ville de Luxembourg.

To plan Luxembourg City vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can take a train from Paris to Luxembourg City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Luxembourg City are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vianden Castle, Beaufort Castles, Bourscheid Castle, MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire
Highlights from your plan
Casemates du Bock ©
Casemates du Bock
Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire ©
MNHM Musee National d'Histoire Militaire

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Get some cultural insight at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Pilatus Luzern), Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, The Rosengart Collection, &more) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Luxembourg City to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lucerne, Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger, Klingnauer Stausee, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

5
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Klingendes Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Venture out of the city with trips to Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil), Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Bern sightseeing planner.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lausanne, Interlaken, Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle, Maennlichen
Highlights from your plan
Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum ©
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then cruise along Gornergrat, then explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zermatt tour itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Kapelle Winkelmatten ©
Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie"

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