12 days in France & Swiss Alps Itinerary

12 days in France & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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12 days in France & Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Sils im Engadin, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Chur, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Sedrun, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Tue), look for gifts at World of Disney and then take a peaceful walk through Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Malmaison, make a trip to France Miniature, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris holiday builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 18°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

World of Disney, Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau), Chateau de Malmaison, France Miniature, Scuba & Snorkeling
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France Miniature ©
France Miniature
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

4
nights
Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Temple du Donon and Saint-Ulrich Castle are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Domaine Albert Seltz and Domaine Gruss & Fils. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Pagan Wall (in Ottrott), Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul (in Obernai) and Distillerie Artisanale Jos Nusbaumer (in Steige). It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Ortenbourg Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg vacation maker app .

Getting from Paris to Strasbourg by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May in Strasbourg, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Sils im Engadin.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul, Saint-Ulrich Castle, Ortenbourg Castle, Pagan Wall, Domaine Gruss & Fils
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Temple du Donon ©
Temple du Donon
Saint-Ulrich Castle ©
Saint-Ulrich Castle
Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul ©
Eglise Saints Pierre et Paul

1
day
Sils im Engadin, Switzerland

Sils im Engadin ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chamanna Segantini, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Burial Church of Santa Maria, and then admire the verdant scenery at Val Fex.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sils im Engadin day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Strasbourg to Sils im Engadin in 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Strasbourg in May: high temperatures in Sils im Engadin hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chur.

Things to do in Sils im Engadin

Nature Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Pontresina
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Val Fex ©
Val Fex

1
night
Chur, Switzerland

Chur ©
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Wandern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral, and then don't miss a visit to Obere Gasse.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Chur driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sils im Engadin to Chur takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sedrun.

Things to do in Chur

Nature Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Wandern
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St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral ©
St. Maria Himmelfahrt Cathedral
Obere Gasse ©
Obere Gasse

1
night
Sedrun, Switzerland

Sedrun ©
Tujetsch is a municipality in the Surselva Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryTujetsch is first mentioned in 1237 as Thiuesch.GeographyTujetsch has an area, of 133.9km2. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kloster Disentis - Benediktinerabtei and then admire the verdant scenery at Lac de Claus.

Find out how to plan Sedrun trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Chur to Sedrun in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Sedrun

Beaches Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kloster Disentis - Benediktinerabtei
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Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus
Kloster Disentis - Benediktinerabtei ©

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palmes Beach, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nice online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sedrun to Nice. In May, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palmes Beach, Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, Forteresse Medievale De Gourdon, Chateau de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Clock Tower of Notre-Dame de l'Esperance
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Palmes Beach ©
Palmes Beach
Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs ©

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