31 days in France, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

31 days in France, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Colleville-sur-Mer, France
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Paris, France

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Palace of Versailles. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & The Hall of Mirrors). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and visit Le Marais.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder.

Billund, Denmark to Paris is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Billund in July: high temperatures in Paris hover around 30°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colleville-sur-Mer.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Colleville-sur-Mer, France

Colleville-sur-Mer is a commune in the Calvados department in Normandie region in northwestern France.HistoryIt was originally a farm owned by a certain Koli, a Scandinavian settler in the Middle Ages. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Pointe du Hoc, take in the history at Omaha Beach, then stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, and finally witness the site of a historic battle at Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint-Come-et-Saint-Damien d'Angoville-au-Plain, then take an in-depth tour of Airborne Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Colleville-sur-Mer online itinerary planner.

Drive from Paris to Colleville-sur-Mer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Colleville-sur-Mer is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Colleville-sur-Mer

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 5 — 7:

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Carcassonne, France

Medieval Heart of France

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.
Visiting Jet evasion 34 and Reserve Africaine de Sigean will get you outdoors. Cité de Carcassonne and Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Le Phare de Port la Nouvelle (in Port La Nouvelle), Bunker 638 (in La Tamarissiere) and Toulouse (Church of Les Jacobins, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne road trip tool.

You can fly from Colleville-sur-Mer to Carcassonne in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Colleville-sur-Mer in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Carcassonne: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Saint-Tropez.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 7 — 11:

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Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Plage de Gigaro, see the vivid underwater world at Le Cap Lardier, and then get some thrills out on the water with Adventure Sports Saint Tropez. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Cap Camarat, trek along Sentier du littoral - Le Lavandou - Plage de la Fossette, and then contemplate the long history of Chartreuse de la Verne.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Tropez trip maker site.

Drive from Carcassonne to Saint-Tropez in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Carcassonne in July: highs in Saint-Tropez hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Saint-Tropez

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lérins Islands and Vieille Ville. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Le Suquet will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Forcerie Vial (in Tanneron), La Croisette (in Cannes) and Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Palais Lascaris, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, take a memorable tour with Easy Dive, and examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice road trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Saint-Tropez in July, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Nice: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Hofkirche (in Lucerne). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Switzerland.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip planner.

Drive from Nice to Interlaken in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, Interlaken is slightly colder than Nice - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 23:

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Schloss Neuschwanstein and St. Peter's Church will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Nymphenburg Palace and Munich Residenz. Venture out of the city with trips to Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and St.Maria und Florian (in Schwangau). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, and make a trip to Marienplatz.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munich route planning site.

Getting from Interlaken to Munich by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at East Side Gallery and Berliner Dom. Step out of the city life by going to Berlin Racing Bikes and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sankt Bonifatius.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Berlin online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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France travel guide

4.2
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.