17 days in France, Italy & Zurich Itinerary

17 days in France, Italy & Zurich Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Chambery, France
— 1 night
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Montpellier, France
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Palau del Vidre, France
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Pierrelatte, France
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Turin, Italy
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Como, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning tool.

Memmingen, Germany to Zurich is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chambery.
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Chambery, France — 1 night

Chambéry is a city in the department of Savoie, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.It is the capital of the department and has been the historical capital of the Savoy region since the 13th century, when Amadeus V, Count of Savoy, made the city his seat of power.Together with other Alpine towns Chambéry engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. On the 27th (Sat), ponder the design of La Fontaine des Eléphants and then get to know the fascinating history of Ville Ancienne.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chambery road trip app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Chambery takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Chambery can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 1 night

"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 28th (Sun): wander the streets of Place de la Comedie, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Montpellier trip planner.

Drive from Chambery to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Chambery in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Montpellier. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Palau del Vidre.
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Palau del Vidre, France — 10 nights

Palau-del-Vidre is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyPalau-del-Vidre is located in the canton of La Côte Vermeille and in the arrondissement of Céret. Venture out of the city with trips to Vignobles Terrassous (in Terrats) and Rodes (Barrage de Vinca & Gorges de la Guillera). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Chateau de L'Ou, don't miss a visit to Eglise Saint Michel , le cloitre et le linteau, identify plant and animal life at Lac de la Raho, and let little ones run wild at Parc de la Prade.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Palau del Vidre attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Montpellier to Palau del Vidre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Palau del Vidre can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off to Pierrelatte.
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Pierrelatte, France — 1 night

Pierrelatte is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France.PersonalitiesJean Aurenche, screenwriter, was born here in 1905.Cédric Séguin, fencer, was born here in 1973. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): find something for the whole family at La Ferme aux Crocodiles, then get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Grignan, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint-Sauveur.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Pierrelatte trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Palau del Vidre to Pierrelatte in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Pierrelatte, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turin.
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Turin, Italy — 1 night

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco del Valentino, and then contemplate the long history of Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turin trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Pierrelatte to Turin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Pierrelatte in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Turin, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Como on the 10th (Sat).
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Como, Italy — 1 night

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Villa Olmo and then don't miss a visit to Faro voltiano.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Como day trip planning website.

Drive from Turin to Como in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Como: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 16°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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France travel guide

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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

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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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Lake Como travel guide

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A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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