14 days in South of France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Saint-Emilion, France
— 1 night
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Avignon, France
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Nice, France — 4 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Le Suquet and Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze. For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Menton (Promenade du Soleil, Jardin du Palais Carnoles, &more) and Centre Thetys Cannes le Cannet (in Le Cannet). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, walk around Parc Naturel Departemental de la Grande Corniche, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

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Singapore, Singapore to Nice is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Nice. Traveling from Singapore in March, expect Nice to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Carcassonne.
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Carcassonne, France — 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cité de Carcassonne.

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Fly from Nice to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 6°C in Carcassonne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Saint-Emilion.
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Saint-Emilion, France — 1 night

Gem of the Dordogne Valley

Standing magnificently on top of a hill overlooking the Dordogne Valley filled with lush vineyards, Saint-Émilion fuses history and modern culture with medieval ambience--even in its wine bars, museums, markets, art galleries, cafes, and shops.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion, then learn about winemaking at Chateau Laniote, then do a tasting at Chateau Cantenac, and finally do a tasting at Chateau Beaurang.

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Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Saint-Emilion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Saint-Emilion sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Avignon.
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Avignon, France — 3 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wine Tours & Tastings and Musee du Vin Brotte Degustation et Vente. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Cours Mirabeau (in Aix-en-Provence), Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange) and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer Beach, Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, &more). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Pont d'Avignon, and explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

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Fly from Saint-Emilion to Avignon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March in Avignon, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Lavey, and then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

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Traveling by car from Avignon to Montreux takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): look for gifts at Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg, then enjoy the sand and surf at Wyden Badi, then awaken your taste buds at Vinitaly GmbH, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Einkaufszentrum Glatt. On the next day, stop by Niederdorf, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bad Hirsgarten.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Montreux to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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