14 days in France, Milan & Zurich Itinerary

14 days in France, Milan & Zurich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 1 night

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Paris, France — 3 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Jardins du Chateau de Versailles, The Hall of Mirrors, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of La Madeleine, snap pictures at Pont Alexandre III, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning website.

Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 2 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques and then stop by Le Bazar de Cesar Savonnerie.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marseille trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in January, you will find days in Marseille are a bit warmer (14°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Step out of Milan to go to Bergamo and see La Citta Alta, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Milan driving holiday planner.

Fly from Marseille to Milan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marseille in January, expect Milan to be slightly colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, Chapel Bridge, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

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Fly from Milan to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Milan in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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