15 days in France, Switzerland & Germany Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Munich, Germany
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. Explore hidden gems such as Île de la Cité and Fontaine Saint-Sulpice. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Pantheon, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

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Hyderabad, India to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Paris. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bayeux.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Bayeux, France — 3 nights

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedrale Notre-Dame and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach. Normandy American Cemetery and Pointe du Hoc will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and take in the history at Omaha Beach.

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You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Bayeux can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Lyon.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips
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Lyon, France — 1 night

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 10th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema, then get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lyon online tour planner.

Getting from Bayeux to Lyon by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, you will find days in Lyon are somewhat warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Lucerne.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Old Town.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Lyon to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Munich.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trip
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, admire the striking features of Asamkirche, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, steep yourself in history at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Munich trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. May in Munich sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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France travel guide

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

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.

Germany travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.