8 days in France, Lausanne & Cinque Terre Itinerary

8 days in France, Lausanne & Cinque Terre Itinerary

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8 days in France, Lausanne & Cinque Terre Itinerary

Start: Semarang, Indonesia
Fly + Drive:  9 h 30 min
1
Lausanne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  6 h
2
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Cannes, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
5
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  20 h 30 min
End: Semarang, Indonesia

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Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 3rd (Mon), look for gifts at Chocolatier Blondel and then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Lausanne online route planner.

Semarang, Indonesia to Lausanne is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Semarang to Lausanne, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Shopping
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Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Chocolatier Blondel ©
Chocolatier Blondel

2
nights
Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Fegina and then trek along Cinque Terre Trails. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Civico Amedeo Lia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church, and then look for gifts at Cantina du Sciacchetra.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cinque Terre trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Cinque Terre takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo Civico Amedeo Lia
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Cinque Terre Trails ©
Cinque Terre Trails
Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia ©
Museo Civico Amedeo Lia

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, look for gifts at Maison Auer, and then stroll through Old Harbor (La Darse). Keep things going the next day: stop by Patisserie Canet, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and then head outdoors with Promenade du Paillon.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Nice are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Cannes.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Old Harbor (La Darse)
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Promenade du Paillon ©
Promenade du Paillon
Old Harbor (La Darse) ©
Old Harbor (La Darse)

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night
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take a stroll through Le Suquet and then look for gifts at Izdeguiz.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannes tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Cannes by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cannes

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Izdeguiz
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Le Suquet ©
Le Suquet

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): look for gifts at Fromagerie Laurent Dubois, then stop by Shakespeare and Company Bookstore, then admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Fly from Cannes to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Cannes in October, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Luxembourg Gardens ©
Luxembourg Gardens
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore ©
Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

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