12 days in Switzerland, France & Turin Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland, France & Turin Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Lyon, France
— 1 night
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
5
Vevey, Switzerland
— 1 night
6
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Le Locle, Switzerland
— 1 night
8
Ronchamp, France
— Few hours
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights

2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Piazza Carignano, pause for some serene contemplation at Gran Madre di Dio, thenmake a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, thenexamine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally wander the streets of Via Roma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, examine the collection at Il Bucintoro dei Savoia, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Reggia di Venaria Reale, thentake an in-depth tour of Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turin online itinerary planner.

Milan to Turin is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Venaria Reale
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Reggia di Venaria Reale ©
Reggia di Venaria Reale
Via Roma
Via Roma

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night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, take a stroll through Place Bellecour, thenvisit Place des Jacobins, and finally examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lyon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Turin to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lyon, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at Musee Ariana, thensee the interesting displays at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Geneva road trip tool.

Drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Geneva sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana

1
night
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), get curious at Museum of Zoology - Lausanne, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue de Bourg.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lausanne trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vevey.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon

1
night
Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, steep yourself in history at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, thensee the interesting displays at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Barvara.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vevey online travel planner.

Vevey is just a short distance from Lausanne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Vevey

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

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night
Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Jeunes Rives, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Chateau de Neuchatel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Collegiale church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Neuchatel holiday planner.

You can take a train from Vevey to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Le Locle.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Creux du Van
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives
Chateau de Neuchatel ©
Chateau de Neuchatel

1
night
Le Locle, Switzerland

Le Locle ©
Le Locle is a municipality in Le Locle District in the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.It is situated in the Jura Mountains, a few kilometers from the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. On the 4th (Wed), have fun and explore at Musee d'histoire, examine the collection at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle, thensee the interesting displays at Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Le Locle trip itinerary builder site.

Le Locle is just a short distance from Neuchatel. In September in Le Locle, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Ronchamp.

Things to do in Le Locle

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel
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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle ©
Musee d'Histoire Naturelle
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel ©
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel
Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches ©
Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches

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hours
Ronchamp, France

Ronchamp ©
Ronchamp is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.It is located between the Vosges and the Jura mountains.Mining MuseumMining began in Ronchamp in the mid-18th century and had developed into a full industry by the late 19th century, employing 1500 people. On the 5th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Villersexel, thentake a peaceful walk through Plateau des Mille Etangs, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ronchamp travel route planner.

Drive from Le Locle to Ronchamp in 2 hours. In September, Ronchamp is somewhat warmer than Le Locle - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ronchamp

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Plateau des Mille Etangs, Chateau de Villersexel
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Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut
Chateau de Villersexel ©
Chateau de Villersexel

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, thendon't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, thentake a stroll through Île de la Cité, thenvisit Ile Saint-Louis, and finally admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip maker.

Getting from Ronchamp to Paris by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In September, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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