32 days in France, New York City & Zurich Itinerary

32 days in France, New York City & Zurich Itinerary

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32 days in France, New York City & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h
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New York City, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
2
Chalons-en-Champagne, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Paris, France
— 5 nights
4
Rouen, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Etretat, France
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + train:  9​h
6
Sete, France
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
7
Aigues-Mortes, France
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
8
Montpellier, France
— 1 day
9
Cassis, France
— 1 night
train:  30​min
10
Marseille, France
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
11
Bonifacio, France
— Few hours
12
Calvi, France
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
13
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
14
Nimes, France
— 1 night
15
Le Puy-en-Velay, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
16
Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
17
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
18
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
19
Besancon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
20
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Los Angeles, United States

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New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Storm King Art Center and United States Military Academy. Do your shopping at Callie's Candy Kitchen and The Crossings Premium Outlets. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, approximately 1h 55 min away.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the New York City trip maker app .

Los Angeles to New York City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to New York City. In June in New York City, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chalons-en-Champagne.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Callie's Candy Kitchen, Yale University Art Gallery, Storm King Art Center, United States Military Academy Visitor Center, The Crossings Premium Outlets
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Storm King Art Center ©
Storm King Art Center
Yale University Art Gallery ©
Yale University Art Gallery
Callie's Candy Kitchen ©
Callie's Candy Kitchen

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Chalons-en-Champagne, France

Chalons-en-Champagne ©
Let the collections at Musee de la Biere and Memorial de Dormans 14-18 capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Foret Domaniale de Verzy and Basilique Notre-Dame d'Avioth. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chalons-en-Champagne: Billecart Salmon (in Mareuil-sur-Ay), Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial (in Fere-en-Tardenois) and Epernay (Champagne Domi & Champagne Janisson Baradon et Fils).

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chalons-en-Champagne trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New York City to Chalons-en-Champagne. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in Chalons-en-Champagne: highs are around 72°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Chalons-en-Champagne

Wineries Museums Nature

Side Trips

Epernay, Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial, Billecart-Salmon, Foret Domaniale de Verzy, Musee de la Biere
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Champagne Domi ©
Champagne Domi
Memorial de Dormans 14-18 ©
Memorial de Dormans 14-18
Musee de la Biere ©
Musee de la Biere

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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.
Family-friendly places like A Cupulatta and Montparnasse Tower will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Paris Plage and Ile Saint-Louis. Change things up with a short trip to Chateau de Fontainebleau in Fontainebleau (about 1h 05 min away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Latin Quarter, see the interesting displays at Musee Jacquemart-Andre, stop by Edwart Chocolatier, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris holiday builder tool .

Drive from Chalons-en-Champagne to Paris in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rouen.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Musee Jacquemard-Andre ©
Musee Jacquemard-Andre
Latin Quarter ©
Latin Quarter
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis

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Rouen, France

Rouen ©
Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Plan my day in Rouen using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can take a train from Paris to Rouen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Rouen to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Etretat.

Things to do in Rouen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Rue du Gros-Horloge ©
Rue du Gros-Horloge
Cote Sainte-Catherine ©
Cote Sainte-Catherine

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Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Port and then contemplate the long history of Maison Henri IV.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Etretat journey planning app .

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Rouen to Etretat in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sete.

Things to do in Etretat

Outdoors Golf Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Plage-Baignade Yport
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Golf d'Etretat ©
Golf d'Etretat
Maison Henri IV ©
Maison Henri IV
Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Port ©
Chapelle Notre Dame de Bon Port

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Sete, France

Sète, known as Cette until 1928, is a commune in the Hérault department in the Occitanie region in southern France. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stop by Sophie Cianni & Co. and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sete trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Etretat to Sete takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Etretat in June, expect Sete to be somewhat warmer, temps between 79°F and 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aigues-Mortes.

Things to do in Sete

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Aigues-Mortes, France

Aigues-Mortes ©
Aigues-Mortes is a French commune in the Gard department in the Occitanie region of southern France.The medieval city walls surrounding the city are well preserved.The inhabitants of the commune are known as Aigues-Mortais or Aigues-Mortaises.GeographyAigues-Mortes is located in the Petite Camargue some 90km northwest of Marseilles. To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Aigues-Mortes tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Sete to Aigues-Mortes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Aigues-Mortes, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montpellier.

Things to do in Aigues-Mortes

Historic Sites Museums
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Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons ©
Eglise Notre-Dame des Sablons
Les Trains du Colorado ©
Les Trains du Colorado

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Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Carre Sainte-Anne, examine the collection at Le Pavillon Populaire, and then get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade d'Europe.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montpellier visit website .

Traveling by car from Aigues-Mortes to Montpellier takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Montpellier are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cassis.

Things to do in Montpellier

Museums Historic Sites
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Le Pavillon Populaire ©
Le Pavillon Populaire
Carre Sainte-Anne ©
Carre Sainte-Anne

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Cassis, France

Cassis ©
Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France.It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cassis tour app .

Take a train from Montpellier to Cassis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Marseille.

Things to do in Cassis

Shopping
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Pastis Et Compagnie ©
Pastis Et Compagnie

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get interesting insight from CIP Marseille, buy something for everyone on your list at Les Docks Village, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Laurent.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marseille vacation planner .

Marseille is just a stone's throw from Cassis. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bonifacio.

Things to do in Marseille

Shopping Outdoors Transportation
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Les Docks Village ©
Les Docks Village
Eglise Saint-Laurent ©
Eglise Saint-Laurent

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Bonifacio, France

Bonifacio
At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bonifacio visit planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Marseille to Bonifacio takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bonifacio when traveling from Marseille in July, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Calvi.

Things to do in Bonifacio

Shopping
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Calvi, France

Calvi ©
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. On the 3rd (Wed), look for gifts at Annie Traiteur, enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Spano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de l'Annonciation de Corbara, then take an in-depth tour of Musee Prive Guy Savelli, and finally make a trip to Arinella and Algaio Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Calvi route planner .

You can drive from Bonifacio to Calvi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. July in Calvi sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Calvi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Corbara, FRAGNU, Eglise Saint-Blaise, Eglise de Sant'Antonino
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Punta Spano ©
Punta Spano
Arinella and Algaio Beach ©
Arinella and Algaio Beach
Eglise de Sant'Antonino ©
Eglise de Sant'Antonino

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Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Aix-en-Provence online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Calvi to Aix-en-Provence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Aix-en-Provence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nimes.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Historic Sites
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Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte ©
Eglise Saint-Jean-de-Malte

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Nimes, France

Nimes ©
Nîmes has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire, with a stunning coliseum that is second only to Rome's.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Avignon Les Halles, then head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, and then explore the world behind art at Musee du Petit Palais.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nimes road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Nimes takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Nimes, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Le Puy-en-Velay.

Things to do in Nimes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Avignon, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Moulin CastelaS
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Ile de la Barthelasse ©
Ile de la Barthelasse
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole ©
Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole
Musee du Petit Palais ©
Musee du Petit Palais

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Le Puy-en-Velay, France

Le Puy-en-Velay ©
To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Le Puy-en-Velay sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Nimes to Le Puy-en-Velay in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nimes in July, with highs in Le Puy-en-Velay at 79°F and lows at 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Le Puy-en-Velay

Shopping
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Patisserie Didier Rix ©
Patisserie Didier Rix

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Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand ©
Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port, stop by Le Couté de Tié, and then see the interesting displays at Musee de la Coutellerie.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Clermont-Ferrand travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Le Puy-en-Velay to Clermont-Ferrand takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Clermont-Ferrand are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Casinos Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Thiers
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Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port ©
Basilica of Notre-Dame du Port
Musee de la Coutellerie ©
Musee de la Coutellerie

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a stroll through Place Bellecour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lyon day trip planning app .

Drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Lyon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Lyon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. You will leave for Annecy on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Institut & Musee Lumiere ©
Institut & Musee Lumiere
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon ©
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon
Fresque des Lyonnais ©
Fresque des Lyonnais

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Annecy, France

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours and then contemplate the long history of Cite Medievale de Conflans. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Jardins de l'Europe, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then contemplate the long history of Basilique de la Visitation.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Annecy trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Lyon to Annecy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Annecy sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Besancon.

Things to do in Annecy

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Cite Medievale de Conflans, Plages de Saint Jorioz, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Cite Medievale de Conflans ©
Cite Medievale de Conflans
Jardins de l'Europe ©
Jardins de l'Europe

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Besancon, France

Besancon
Proclaimed the first "green city" of France and labeled a "Town of Art and History," Besancon has plentiful mountain and river activities for you to enjoy.
For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Besancon trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Annecy to Besancon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Besancon can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. You'll set off for Zurich on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Besancon

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 13th (Sat), stop by Confiserie Sprungli, make a trip to Niederdorf, and then get great views at Lindenhof. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Besancon to Zurich in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

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