9 days in Switzerland, Paris & Annecy Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland, Paris & Annecy Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland, Paris & Annecy Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
train:  5​h
2
Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h
4
Gruyeres, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h
5
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
6
Annecy, France
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
7
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Denver, United States

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night
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 list of things to see and do now includes Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Catacombs of Paris, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

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Denver, USA to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Paris is 8 hours. Traveling from Denver in June, you will find days in Paris are little chillier (74°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). You'll set off for Gruyeres on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres
The small medieval town of Gruyères sits at the base of two foothill peaks with a saddle suspended between them.
For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gruyeres trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Paris to Gruyeres in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daily temperatures in Gruyeres can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), and then pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne journey planner.

Getting from Gruyeres to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gruyeres.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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Gruyeres, Switzerland

Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gruyeres planning app .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Gruyeres takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to Montreux.

Things to do in Gruyeres

Historic Sites Museums
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Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

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Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): go for a walk through Lakeside Promenade Fleuri and then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip website .

Montreux is just a stone's throw from Gruyeres. You will leave for Geneva on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

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Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Pont des Amours.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Annecy trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Montreux to Annecy takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Annecy are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Annecy

Nature Parks
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Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
Pont des Amours ©
Pont des Amours

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Paris, France

Paris
To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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