23 days in France, Milan & Lucerne Itinerary

23 days in France, Milan & Lucerne Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— Few hours
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Paris, France
— 8 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris tour website.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In December, daytime highs in Paris are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo Egizio in Turin (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo, admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Milan tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Milan takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 20th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

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You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, Lucerne is little chillier than Milan - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Venture out of the city with trips to Œuvre de la cathédrale (in Metz), Place Stanislas (in Nancy) and Vieille ville d'Eguisheim (in Eguisheim). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, admire the landmark architecture of Place Kleber, stop by La Petite France, and walk around Parc de l'Orangerie.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Paris, France

City of Light

Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet). See some other sides of Paris: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Bordeaux, France

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bordeaux trip site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Bordeaux

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Nightlife
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Paris, France

City of Light

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Rue du Gros-Horloge, &more), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Reims (in Reims) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). See some other sides of Paris: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chambord, and admire the landmark architecture of La Madeleine.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker app.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.