30 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

30 days in France, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  19 h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Rouen, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Nice, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6 h
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
7
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
8
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
10
Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  20 h
End: Manila, Philippines

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sainte-Chapelle and Montmartre. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stop by Le Marais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris travel itinerary planner.

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in June, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (27°C), and nights are colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, then make a trip to La maison sublime, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, and finally make a trip to Les Racines du Ciel.

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Getting from Paris to Rouen by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days in Rouen, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen ©
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen ©
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Les Racines du Ciel ©
Les Racines du Ciel

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Normandy American Cemetery and Airborne Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bayeux: Place Arthur Boudin (in Honfleur), Deauville Beach (in Deauville City) and Pegasus Memorial (in Ranville). There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, experience rural life at Ferme Manoir du Champ Versant, and steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pointe du Hoc, Airborne Museum, Place Arthur Boudin, Deauville Beach, Normandy American Cemetery
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Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Airborne Museum ©
Airborne Museum
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then take a memorable drive along Route des Cretes, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Ciotaden.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marseille tour itinerary builder site.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Bayeux to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bayeux in June: high temperatures in Marseille hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

La Ciotat
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Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Le Vieux Port
Le Vieux Port

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Colline du Chateau overlook and Vieille Ville. When in Nice, make a side trip to see Marche Forville in Cannes, approximately Cannes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nice

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, Marche Forville, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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SENSAS Nice ©
SENSAS Nice
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

1
night
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 15th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then cruise along Gornergrat.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Transportation Scenic Drive
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 16th (Tue), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge and then take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Lucerne in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Venice tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in June: high temperatures in Venice hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Verona
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Walking tours
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza del Campo and Duomo di Siena. Venture out of the city with trips to Piazza dei Miracoli (in Pisa), Lucca (Le mura di Lucca & Piazza Anfiteatro) and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana (in Siena). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Lucca, Piazza dei Miracoli
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Piazza del Campo ©
Piazza del Campo
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Le mura di Lucca ©
Le mura di Lucca

6
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Orvieto (Orvieto Underground & Duomo di Orvieto). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and ponder the design of Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome road trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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