9 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in France, Monte-Carlo & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 1 night
3
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
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've now added Spectacles de Paris to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Canal Saint-Martin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner .

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice travel route planning website .

Fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Paris in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the train to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild ©
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Monte-Carlo ©
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo visit website .

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jardin Exotique de Monaco, Prince's Palace
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Casino of Monte-Carlo ©
Casino of Monte-Carlo
Jardin Exotique de Monaco ©
Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Prince's Palace ©
Prince's Palace

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Monte-Carlo to Interlaken in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monte-Carlo in April; daily highs in Interlaken reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Pub Crawl Zurich. Old Town and Grossmunster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Lion Monument & Hofkirche). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and make a trip to Schipfe.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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