17 days in Switzerland, France & Italy Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, France & Italy Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland, France & Italy Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cannes, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Turin, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Barolo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Aosta, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Martigny, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
cable car:  30​min
10
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  15​min
11
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
13
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Paris is minus 3 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Paris reach 12°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Lérins Islands and then steep yourself in history at Villa Eilenroc.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cannes trip itinerary planning app .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Cannes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, you will find days in Cannes are a bit warmer (20°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Villa Eilenroc
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Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Villa Eilenroc ©
Villa Eilenroc

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice, explore the world behind art at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and then wander the streets of Vieille Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, stop by VinAzur - Vins de provence, admire the landmark architecture of Palais Lascaris, then don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and finally take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Nice online trip itinerary planner .

Nice is very close to Cannes. In November, daytime highs in Nice are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

VinAzur - Vins de provence
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
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 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, admire the masterpieces at Egyptian Museum of Turin, and then make a trip to Piazza San Carlo.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Turin online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Nice to Turin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nice in November: high temperatures in Turin hover around 11°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Barolo.

Things to do in Turin

Museums
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Museo Egizio ©
Museo Egizio
Museo Nazionale del Cinema ©
Museo Nazionale del Cinema
Piazza San Carlo ©
Piazza San Carlo

1
night
Barolo, Italy

Barolo
Barolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Barolo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turin to Barolo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Turin in November since evenings lows in Barolo dip to 3°C. You'll set off for Aosta on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Barolo

Historic Sites Wineries Nightlife
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1
night
Aosta, Italy

Aosta
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aosta trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Barolo to Aosta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Martigny.

Things to do in Aosta

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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night
Martigny, Switzerland

Martigny ©
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On the 13th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de la Batiaz.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Martigny trip builder website .

Getting from Aosta to Martigny by car takes about 1.5 hours. In November in Martigny, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Yverdon-les-Bains.

Things to do in Martigny

Historic Sites
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Chateau de la Batiaz ©
Chateau de la Batiaz

1
night
Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Yverdon-les-Bains
Yverdon-les-Bains is a municipality in the district of Jura-Nord vaudois of the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yverdon-les-Bains online trip maker .

Drive from Martigny to Yverdon-les-Bains in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You will leave for Grindelwald on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Yverdon-les-Bains

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger, then trek along The Eiger Trail, and then take some stellar pictures from Bergrestaurant Aellfluh.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald itinerary maker website .

Getting from Yverdon-les-Bains to Grindelwald by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Trails Nature

Side Trip

The Eiger
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The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Bergrestaurant Aellfluh ©
Bergrestaurant Aellfluh

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night
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, then trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, then don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen journey website .

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Grindelwald. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Murren, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
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Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church
007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn ©
007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn

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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.
On the 17th (Sat), stop by Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hohematte Park, then stop by Mad Cow, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken attractions planner.

Interlaken is very close to Lauterbrunnen. November in Interlaken sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Mad Cow ©
Mad Cow

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Zahringerbrunnen, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then enjoy some diversion at ROPETECH Ropes Course, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bern travel route planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Bern, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Fun & Games Shopping
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt).

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich itinerary planning app .

Getting from Bern to Zurich by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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