33 days in France, Switzerland & Kaprun Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly to Geneva, Shuttle to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Kaprun, Austria
— 6 nights
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland — 4 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Montreux (Swiss Riviera Wine Tours & Montreux Lakeside). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, and get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Geneva journey builder app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Geneva. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in August; daily highs in Geneva reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. You will leave for Paris on the 30th (Tue).
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Paris, France — 6 nights

City of Light

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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Le Marais, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Paris road trip site.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chamonix.
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Chamonix, France — 4 nights

Alpine Capital of the World

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Get out of town with these interesting Chamonix side-trips: Annecy (Lake Annecy, La Tournette, &more), Site de Morette (in Thones) and Le Col de la Forclaz (in Talloires). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, trek along Grand Balcon Nord : Plan de l'Aiguille du Midi - Montenvers, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Aiguille du Midi, and admire the sheer force of Cascade de Chedde.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Paris to Chamonix takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald), Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Verkehrshaus der Schweiz) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse & Lake Zurich). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, trek along The Eiger, and explore the activities along Lake Brienz.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip site.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kaprun.
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Kaprun, Austria — 6 nights

Kaprun is a municipality in the Zell am See District in the state of Salzburg, Austria. Explore Kaprun's surroundings by going to Swarovski Kristallwelten (in Wattens), Heiligenblut (The Church of St Vincent & Grossglockner High Alpine Road) and Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle) (in Krimml). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Achensee, step into the grandiose world of Kufstein Fortress, explore the fascinating underground world of Eisriesenwelt, and identify plant and animal life at Erlebniswelt Tauerngold.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kaprun trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Kaprun in 7 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kaprun are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Chocolats et Gourmandises (in Roquebrune-sur-Argens), Saint-Raphael (TakSea & Les Balcons du Cap Roux) and Waterworld lake of gaudrade (in Puget-sur-Argens). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Marineland. There's still lots to do: get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), and enjoy the sand and surf at Castel Plage.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kaprun to Nice in 10 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kaprun in September; daily highs in Nice reach 28°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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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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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