18 days in Paris, Colmar & Geneva Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and Montmartre. Get some cultural insight at Louvre Museum and 1st Arrondissement. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine, stop by Other, and make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris online day trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippine Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in December, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Attractions like Tour des Bouchers and The Village of Hansi and his Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Vieille ville d'Eguisheim and Eglise Saint-Georges. Go for a jaunt from Colmar to Selestat to see Eglise Sainte-Foy about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, look for gifts at Feerie de Noel, ponder the design of Saint-Leon Fountain, and admire the striking features of Maison Schongauer.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Colmar road trip website.

You can fly from Paris to Colmar in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December in Colmar, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

On the 27th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the next day, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Petit Palais, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning website.

Getting from Colmar to Paris by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 7 nights

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.
Appreciate the collections at Patek Philippe Museum and Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau de Chillon and Palais De Rumine. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune (in Saint-Maurice) and Lausanne (Place de la Palud, Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts, &more). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Maison Tavel.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geneva trip builder site.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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