12 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

12 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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12 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Geneva, Switzerland
train:  4​h
1
Versailles, France
— Few hours
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Poitiers, France
— 2 nights
3
Paris, France
— 9 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
End: Geneva, Switzerland

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Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 21st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Palace of Versailles.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Versailles day trip site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Versailles is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can take a train to Poitiers.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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Poitiers, France

Poitiers ©
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Poitiers trip planner .

Traveling by train from Versailles to Poitiers takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Poitiers

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Futuroscope
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Futuroscope ©
Futuroscope

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Île de la Cité and Champs-Elysees. Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Poitiers to Paris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bains des Paquis ©
Bains des Paquis
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre