31 days in France, Italy & Interlaken Itinerary

31 days in France, Italy & Interlaken Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Montpellier, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bellagio, Italy
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Annecy, France
— 4 nights
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Colmar, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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 day by day itinerary now includes Palais Garnier as well as Champs-Elysees. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, then snap pictures at Le Pont de Bir-Hakeim, then stroll around Parc du Champ de Mars, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then see a show at Palais Garnier, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Parfum - Fragonard.

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Hanoi, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 3 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cité de Carcassonne, Cathedrale St. Pierre, Cirque de Moureze, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Palais de Justice, don't miss a visit to Place Saint-Roch, steep yourself in history at Porte du Peyrou, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Roch.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip builder tool.

You can fly from Paris to Montpellier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Montpellier to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

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.
You've added Vieille Ville, Fontaine De Saint-paul-de-vence, Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs, and other attractions to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, and make a trip to Place Massena.

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Traveling by car from Montpellier to Nice takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Montpellier in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Nice, with lows of 21°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Duomo di Sant'Andrea as well as Positano. On the 25th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, then make a trip to Spanish Steps, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea and then go for a walk through Positano.

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Fly from Nice to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Piazza dei Miracoli, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Historic Centre of the City of Pienza. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Cipressi di San Quirico d'Orcia in San Quirico d'Orcia--about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip maker site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bellagio.
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Bellagio, Italy — 1 night

Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa Monastero as well as Ristorante Il Caminetto Cookery Lessons. On the 30th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at I Giardini di Villa Melzi, walk around La Punta Spartivento, then walk around Parco di Villa Serbelloni, then admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, and finally pick up some new kitchen skills with Ristorante Il Caminetto Cookery Lessons.

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Take a train from Florence to Bellagio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Bellagio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Maennlichen and Bachalpsee Lake. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Lieselotte Trail in Grindelwald--about 40 minutes away. There's more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rothenfluh Ruins and delve into the distant past at Unspunnen Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bellagio to Interlaken takes 4 hours. Traveling from Bellagio in October, things will get slightly colder in Interlaken: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Annecy.
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Annecy, France — 4 nights

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
You've added Jardin des Cinq Sens, Aiguille du Midi, Brevent Cable Car, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Annecy, examine the collection at Palais de l'Ile, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, and head off the coast to Ile des Cygnes.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Annecy trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Interlaken to Annecy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Interlaken in October, expect nights in Annecy to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 1 night

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden and then don't miss a visit to Old Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Annecy to Colmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Colmar sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

Fondation Claude Monet has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles).

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Getting from Colmar to Paris by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 14th (Fri), you're off to home.
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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Tuscany travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.
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