18 days in France, Zurich & Northwest Italy Itinerary

18 days in France, Zurich & Northwest Italy Itinerary

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18 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:  4​h 30​min
2
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
4
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Calvi, France
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
6
Siena, Italy
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
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Florence, Italy
— 1 night
8
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Malcesine, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
10
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and then wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary builder .

Keflavik, Iceland to Zurich is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Keflavik in June, expect Zurich to be somewhat warmer, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lyon.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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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.
On the 16th (Sun), Head underground at The Caves of La Balme, wander the streets of Cite medievale de Perouges, and then don't miss a visit to Place Bellecour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by L'Or-Feve, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Parc de la Tete d'Or, and then wander the streets of Place des Jacobins.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lyon sightseeing app .

Drive from Zurich to Lyon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and tram. In June in Lyon, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can take a train to Marseille.

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Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cite medievale de Perouges, The Caves of La Balme, L'Or-Feve
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Place Bellecour ©
Place Bellecour
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Docks Village, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and finally kick back and relax at Calanque de Samena. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Route des Cretes and then head outdoors with Calanque du Sugiton.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Lyon to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Route des Cretes
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Route des Cretes ©
Route des Cretes
Calanque du Sugiton ©
Calanque du Sugiton

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Nice, France

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take a stroll through Place Rossetti, make a trip to Place Massena, admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Monastere de Cimiez, then don't miss a visit to Cimetiere Du Monastere, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastère de Cimiez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Tete de Chien, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nice holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Marseille in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Calvi.

Things to do in Nice

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Tete de Chien
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Place Rossetti ©
Place Rossetti
Tete de Chien ©
Tete de Chien

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Calvi, France

Calvi is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France on the island of Corsica.It is the seat of the Canton of Calvi, which contains Calvi and one other commune, Lumio. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Citadelle de Calvi, kick back and relax at Arinella and Algaio Beach, then look for gifts at FRAGNU, then don't miss a visit to Pointe De La Revellata, and finally don't miss a visit to Chapelle de Notre Dame de la Serra.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Calvi trip maker app .

You can fly from Nice to Calvi in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Calvi, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Siena.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Marche Couvert, FRAGNU
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Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach
Punta Spano ©
Punta Spano

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Siena, Italy

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
On the 24th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Siena online trip itinerary maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Calvi to Siena. In June, daytime highs in Siena are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Florence.

Things to do in Siena

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting) ©
Siena Tartufi (truffle hunting)

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for gifts at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Florence travel planning website .

Traveling by bus from Siena to Florence takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
River Rafting & Tubing

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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 26th (Wed): hunt for treasures at Mercati di Rialto, then browse the different shops at T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi, then wander the streets of Cannaregio, and finally take a stroll through Dorsoduro.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice tour itinerary app .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Malcesine.

Things to do in Venice

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Dorsoduro ©
Dorsoduro
Cannaregio ©
Cannaregio
T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi ©
T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi

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Malcesine, Italy

Malcesine ©
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. Escape the urban bustle at Mountbaldo and Cascate di Valorz. Step off the beaten path and head to Scaliger Castle in Malcesine and Spiaggia di Posterna. Venture out of the city with trips to A.M.A.V. - Caseificio Sociale Presanella (in Mezzana), Parco delle Fucine (in Casto) and Percorso Kneipp (in Rabbi). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Val di Sogno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Antica Pieve di Santo Stefano, delve into the lush surroundings at Riserva Naturale Integrale Gardesana Orientale, and admire the sheer force of Cascate Val Daone.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Malcesine travel website .

Traveling by car from Venice to Malcesine takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Malcesine can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Malcesine

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rabbi, A.M.A.V. - Caseificio Sociale Presanella, Cascate Val Daone, Parco delle Fucine
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Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Cascate di Valorz ©
Cascate di Valorz
Parco delle Fucine ©
Parco delle Fucine

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Dolderbahn, then wander the streets of Niederdorf, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich route site .

Traveling by car from Malcesine to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Malcesine in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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Neighborhoods Nature Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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