15 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh, United States
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Mittelbergheim, France
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  4​h
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  4​h 15​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Plattsburgh, United States

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Mittelbergheim, France

Mittelbergheim
Mittelbergheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.The village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association.Its vineyards produce one of the finest Alsacian wines: the Grand Cru. To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mittelbergheim vacation builder website .

Plattsburgh, USA to Mittelbergheim is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. August in Mittelbergheim sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. You will leave for Paris on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Mittelbergheim

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors
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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.
Visit Palace of Versailles and The Catacombs of Paris for their historical value. Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mittelbergheim to Paris. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

5
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aare Gorge and The Rosengart Collection. Take a break from the city and head to Aletsch Glacier and The Eiger Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Church & Lauterbrunnen Village), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, trek along Lieselotte Trail, and look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lucerne holiday maker site .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Lieselotte Trail, Aletsch Glacier, Aare Gorge, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Seebad Katzensee. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Mythenquai, make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

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You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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