13 days in France, Switzerland & Cogne Itinerary

13 days in France, Switzerland & Cogne Itinerary

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13 days in France, Switzerland & Cogne Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Giverny, France
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
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Vezelay, France
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
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Cogne, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
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Riquewihr, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
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Paris, France
— 1 night
End: Paris, France

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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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, stroll the grounds of The Catacombs of Paris, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

Plan trip to Paris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Classes
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Giverny fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Paris to Giverny by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. May in Giverny sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Vezelay.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

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Vezelay, France

Vezelay ©
Vézelay is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. On the 9th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Sainte Madeleine.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vezelay trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Giverny to Vezelay with the Route module. In May, daytime highs in Vezelay are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cogne.

Things to do in Vezelay

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure
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Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure ©
Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure

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Cogne, Italy

Cogne ©
Cogne is a town and comune in Aosta Valley, northern Italy, with 1439 inhabitants, as of 2012.GeographyCogne is located in the valley with the same name along a stream known as the Torrent Grand Eyvia. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cogne using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Vezelay to Cogne with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Cogne

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Rifugio Vittorio Sella ©
Rifugio Vittorio Sella
Giardino Botanico Alpino Paradisia ©
Giardino Botanico Alpino Paradisia

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Gorner Gorge has been added to your itinerary. On the 12th (Sun), hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt tour app .

Explore your travel options from Cogne to Zermatt with the Route module. On the 13th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fiesch in Valais.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland

Fiesch in Valais ©
To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fiesch in Valais trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Fiesch in Valais. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©
Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach ©
Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach

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Riquewihr, France

Riquewihr ©
Riquewihr is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.A popular tourist attraction for its historical architecture, Riquewihr is also known for the Riesling and other great wines produced in the village. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): trot along with Cheval Alsace and then identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des aigles. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Little Venice and then explore the historical opulence of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Riquewihr online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Fiesch in Valais to Riquewihr in 4.5 hours. In May in Riquewihr, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

La Volerie des aigles, Petit Train Touristique, Little Venice, Cheval Alsace, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Cheval Alsace ©
Cheval Alsace
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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Paris, France

Paris
To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip planner .

Take a train from Riquewihr to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Riquewihr in May, you will find days in Paris are a bit cooler (64°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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