25 days in France, London & Switzerland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Meiringen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Saint-Tropez, France
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 1 day

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Neuhausen am Rheinfall (Rheinfallquai & Rhine Falls). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Zurich is 1 hour. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 1 day

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lucerne travel planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lucerne are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 19th (Wed), take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Harderkulm, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Meiringen.
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Meiringen, Switzerland — 2 nights

Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On the 21st (Fri), admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Waterfall, explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, then explore the stunning scenery at Alpbachschlucht, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Meiringen sightseeing site.

Meiringen is very close to Interlaken. In July, daytime highs in Meiringen are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, then explore the activities along Riffelsee, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip tool.

Getting from Meiringen to Zermatt by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
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Geneva, Switzerland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): walk around Jardin Anglais, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva road trip planning tool.

Drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Geneva sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques and then sample the tasty concoctions at Biere de la Plaine. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through The Panier, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Geneva to Marseille in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, Marseille is a bit warmer than Geneva - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at St. Tropez Harbor, enjoy the sand and surf at La Ponche Beach, and then stop by Port Grimaud.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Tropez visit app.

You can drive from Marseille to Saint-Tropez in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Saint-Tropez can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste - Le Voeu, and sample the tasty concoctions at La Brasserie Artisanale de Nice.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nice driving holiday website.

You can drive from Saint-Tropez to Nice in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Saint-Tropez in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Explore London further: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary app.

Fly from Nice to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Nice to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in August, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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