16 days in France, Switzerland & Baden-Baden Itinerary

16 days in France, Switzerland & Baden-Baden Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 1 night
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 9th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, then get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva road trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect Geneva to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 16°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 4 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Zurich and Museum Rosengart Collection. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & The Nine Towers) and Bahnhofstrasse (in Zurich). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at Kunsthaus, and take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Geneva in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Interlaken: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Baden-Baden.
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Baden-Baden, Germany — 1 night

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
On the 15th (Mon), walk around Lichtentaler Allee, then trek along Panoramaweg, then take in the awesome beauty at Merkur, and finally don't miss a visit to MerkurBergbahn.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Baden-Baden itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Baden-Baden takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 3 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Family-friendly places like Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Fraispertuis City will thrill your kids. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Eglise Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur (in Hunawihr) and La Montagne des Singes (in Kintzheim). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Palais de Rohan, and try out the rides at Parc Animalier Friedel.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Strasbourg in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 1 night

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Annecy and then don't miss a visit to La Vieille Ville.

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Traveling by flight from Strasbourg to Annecy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Annecy can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Attractions like Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Annecy to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.
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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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