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
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Giverny, France
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Vezelay, France
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Cogne, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
7
Riquewihr, France
— 2 nights
8
Paris, France
— 1 night
End: Paris, France


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3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Luxembourg Gardens as well as The Catacombs of Paris. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planning website .

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. May in Paris sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Giverny.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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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hours
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).
You've now added Fondation Claude Monet to your itinerary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Giverny day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Giverny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Giverny are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Vezelay.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks
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Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet

1
night
Vezelay, France

Vezelay ©
Vézelay is a commune in the Yonne department in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in north-central France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grottes d'Arcy-sur-Cure as well as Basilique Sainte Madeleine. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Sainte Madeleine.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Vezelay online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Giverny to Vezelay takes 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Basilique Sainte Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte Madeleine

1
night
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. To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cogne online tour builder .

Getting from Vezelay to Cogne by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Cogne

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

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You've now added Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Zermatt tour itinerary maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cogne to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fiesch in Valais.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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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 other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fiesch in Valais trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Fiesch in Valais. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Riquewihr.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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nights
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cheval Alsace as well as Petit Train Touristique. On the 16th (Thu), trot along with Cheval Alsace, identify plant and animal life at La Volerie des aigles, and then steep yourself in history at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Little Venice.

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

Getting from Fiesch in Valais to Riquewihr by car takes about 4.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Riquewihr are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Riquewihr

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Paris, France

Paris
To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Riquewihr to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Riquewihr in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 49°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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