12 days in Switzerland, France & Turin Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland, France & Turin Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland, France & Turin Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
1
Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Lyon, France
— 1 night
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  45​min
4
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  15​min
5
Vevey, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
7
Le Locle, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Ronchamp, France
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Paris, France
— 3 nights
End: Paris, France


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2
nights
Turin, Italy

Turin ©
A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza Carignano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria del Monte - Monte dei Cappuccini, then examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and finally take a stroll through Via Roma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, see the interesting displays at Il Bucintoro dei Savoia, take in the exciting artwork at Reggia di Venaria Reale, then examine the collection at Museo del Carcere Le Nuove, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turin online trip planner .

Milan to Turin is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in August, plan for slightly colder days in Turin, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Venaria Reale
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Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile ©
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile
Reggia di Venaria Reale ©
Reggia di Venaria Reale
Cappella dei Banchieri e dei Mercanti ©

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, then wander the streets of Place Bellecour, then ponder the design of Place des Jacobins, and finally don't miss a visit to Fresque des Lyonnais.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lyon trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Turin to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Turin in August: highs in Lyon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste

1
night
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 31st (Sat): view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at Musee Ariana, then examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lyon to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can take a train to Lausanne.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana

1
night
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 1st (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Zoology - Lausanne, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Rue de Bourg.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lausanne trip planner .

Getting from Geneva to Lausanne by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Vevey.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Esplanade de Montbenon ©
Esplanade de Montbenon

1
night
Vevey, Switzerland

Vevey ©
Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then examine the collection at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Barvara.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vevey tour itinerary planner.

Vevey is just a short distance from Lausanne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Vevey

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

1
night
Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, then stroll through Jeunes Rives, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chateau de Neuchatel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Collegiale church.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Neuchatel trip site .

Traveling by car from Vevey to Neuchatel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Le Locle.

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Parks Nature Wildlife
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives
Chateau de Neuchatel ©
Chateau de Neuchatel

1
night
Le Locle, Switzerland

Le Locle ©
Le Locle is a municipality in Le Locle District in the Canton of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.It is situated in the Jura Mountains, a few kilometers from the city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): have fun and explore at Musee d'histoire, examine the collection at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle, then see the interesting displays at Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Le Locle day trip planner .

Le Locle is just a stone's throw from Neuchatel. September in Le Locle sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ronchamp.

Things to do in Le Locle

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel
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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle ©
Musee d'Histoire Naturelle
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel ©
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel

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hours
Ronchamp, France

Ronchamp ©
Ronchamp is a commune in the Haute-Saône department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France.It is located between the Vosges and the Jura mountains.Mining MuseumMining began in Ronchamp in the mid-18th century and had developed into a full industry by the late 19th century, employing 1500 people. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Villersexel, take a peaceful walk through Plateau des Mille Etangs, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ronchamp sightseeing planning tool .

Drive from Le Locle to Ronchamp in 2 hours. Traveling from Le Locle in September, expect Ronchamp to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Ronchamp

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Villersexel, Plateau des Mille Etangs
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Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut ©
Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut
Chateau de Villersexel ©
Chateau de Villersexel

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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 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Champs-Elysees, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, explore the world behind art at Petit Palais, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally examine the collection at Atelier des Lumieres.

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You can drive from Ronchamp to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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