17 days in France, Zurich & Northwest Italy Itinerary

17 days in France, Zurich & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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17 days in France, Zurich & Northwest Italy Itinerary

Start: Keflavik, Iceland
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
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Zurich, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
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La Croix-Valmer, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Gavi, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Garda, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Keflavik, Iceland

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online trip builder .

Keflavik, Iceland to Zurich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Keflavik in June, expect Zurich to be a bit warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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Chamonix, France

Chamonix
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chamonix itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Chamonix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a train. You will leave for La Croix-Valmer on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Parks Tours
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La Croix-Valmer, France

La Croix-Valmer ©
La Croix-Valmer is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.Geographythumb La Croix-Valmer is at the foot of the Massif des Maures hills in the Bay of Cavalaire-sur-Mer, halfway between Le Lavandou and Saint-Tropez.HistoryThe Emperor Constantine the Great, on the way to wage war against his brother-in-law Maxentius in 312 AD, is said to have had a vision of a cross in the sky stating "in hoc signo vinces" (by this sign you will conquer) at the location where La Croix-Valmer is now situated. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Gigaro and Port Grimaud Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chartreuse de la Verne and Eglise Saint-Louis. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around La Croix-Valmer: Abbey of Thoronet (in Le Thoronet), Eglise Collegiale de la Nativite de Notre-Dame (in Pignans) and Bormes-Les-Mimosas (Plage de l'Estagnol, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Sylvabelle and kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the La Croix-Valmer online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to La Croix-Valmer takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in La Croix-Valmer, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gavi.

Things to do in La Croix-Valmer

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Abbey of Thoronet, Plage de l'Estagnol, Chartreuse de la Verne, Eglise Collegiale de la Nativite de Notre-Dame, Port Grimaud Beach
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Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Port Grimaud Beach ©
Port Grimaud Beach

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Gavi, Italy

Gavi ©
Step out of the city life by going to Bagni Aldebaran and Bagni San Domenico Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Margherita Ligure and WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo. Step out of Gavi to go to Grinzane Cavour and see Castello di Grinzane Cavour, which is approximately 1h 20 min away.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gavi online vacation planner .

You can drive from La Croix-Valmer to Gavi in 4.5 hours. Traveling from La Croix-Valmer in June, expect nights in Gavi to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Gavi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

WiMu - Museo del Vino a Barolo, Bagni Aldebaran, Bagni San Domenico Beach, Castello di Grinzane Cavour, Santa Margherita Ligure
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Bagni San Domenico Beach ©
Bagni San Domenico Beach
Castello di Grinzane Cavour ©
Castello di Grinzane Cavour
Serravalle Designer Outlet ©
Serravalle Designer Outlet

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at M.G. Design. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Gavi to Florence in 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gavi in June, with highs in Florence at 33°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, view the masterpieces at Vittorio Costantini Workshop, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Garda.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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Garda, Italy

Garda ©
Escape the urban bustle at Lago di Garda and La Rocca. Visit Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone and Jamaica Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garda: Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (in Gardone Riviera), Borghetto sul Mincio (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) and Mountbaldo (in Malcesine).

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Garda trip tool .

Traveling by car from Venice to Garda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Garda sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Garda

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sirmione, Lazise, Borghetto sul Mincio, Palazzo Te, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
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Lago di Garda ©
Lago di Garda
Palazzo Te ©
Palazzo Te
Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town and then stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Garda to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. In June, Zurich is a bit cooler than Garda - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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