27 days in France, Italy & Lucerne Itinerary

27 days in France, Italy & Lucerne Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Colmar, France
— 3 nights
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
5
Portofino, Italy
— 2 nights
6
Nice, France
— 2 nights
7
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights


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2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and then learn about all things military at The Army Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, then walk around Parc des Felins, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Jacquemart-Andre.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary app.

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Paris to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 3°C. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Parc des Felins, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
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The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum
Parc des Felins ©
Parc des Felins
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

3
nights
Colmar, France

Colmar ©
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.
The Village of Hansi and his Museum and Observatoire de Merelle will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to La Grand-Rue and Feerie de Noel. Venture out of the city with trips to Cristal Lehrer Bruno (in Garrebourg) and La Station Du Lac-Blanc (in Le Bonhomme). There's more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville de Turckheim and contemplate the long history of Chapelle Saint-Leon IX.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Colmar trip builder site.

You can take a train from Paris to Colmar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December in Colmar, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Colmar

Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Vieille Ville de Turckheim, Cristal Lehrer Bruno, Chapelle Saint-Leon IX, La Station Du Lac-Blanc, Observatoire de Merelle
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Vieille Ville de Turckheim ©
Vieille Ville de Turckheim
La Station Du Lac-Blanc ©
La Station Du Lac-Blanc
Observatoire de Merelle ©
Observatoire de Merelle

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Brienz and then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip builder.

Getting from Colmar to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Colmar in December: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Lucerne

Childrens Museums · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Lake Brienz
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Max Chocolatier ©
Max Chocolatier

4
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Head to San Quirico d'Orcia and Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novellafor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore and Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Venture out of the city with trips to Eremo Le Celle (in Cortona), Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico (in Siena) and Lake Trasimeno (in Perugia). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Corridoio Vasariano, and look for all kinds of wild species at Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Lucerne to Florence in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in December; daily highs in Florence reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Portofino.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, San Quirico d'Orcia, Fosso Bianco - Bagni San Filippo, Eremo Le Celle, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico
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San Quirico d'Orcia ©
San Quirico d'Orcia
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore ©
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Corridoio Vasariano ©
Corridoio Vasariano

2
nights
Portofino, Italy

Portofino ©
Portofino is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portofino travel planner.

You can drive from Florence to Portofino in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Portofino when traveling from Florence in January, with lows around 7°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nice.

Things to do in Portofino

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Chiavari, Chiesa di San Lorenzo della Costa, Madonnina della Punta, Archaeological and mining museum of Castiglione Chiavarese
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Madonnina della Punta ©
Madonnina della Punta
Chiesa di San Lorenzo della Costa ©
Chiesa di San Lorenzo della Costa

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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 now added Musee Renoir to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Musee Renoir and then cozy up to a beverage at Deli'. Keep things going the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins, then buy something for everyone on your list at Cap3000, and finally admire the masterpieces at Massena Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Nice trip planning website.

You can drive from Portofino to Nice in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Nice can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Musee Renoir, Promenade Le Corbusier, Villa Kerylos, Cemetery of the Old Chateau, Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins
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Monastère de Cimiez ©
Monastère de Cimiez
Promenade Le Corbusier ©
Promenade Le Corbusier
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins ©
Musee d'Art Classique de Mougins

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bazas Cathedrale and Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure. Kids will enjoy Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau) and Max' Golf. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Chateau ducal de Cadillac (in Cadillac), Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles (in Saint-Christophe-Des-Bardes) and Chateau de Cazeneuve (in Prechac). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at La Maison du Vigneron de Sauternes.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Bordeaux takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get slightly colder in Bordeaux: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Max' Golf, Chateau ducal de Cadillac, Chateau Panet - Vignobles Carles, Chateau de Cazeneuve, Abbaye de La Sauve-Majeure
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Bazas Cathedrale ©
Bazas Cathedrale
Chateau de Cazeneuve ©
Chateau de Cazeneuve

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Val d'Europe and Cave a Bulles. Popular historic sites such as Chateau de Fontainebleau and Chartres Cathedral are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy), L’Atelier de Leo (in Evreux) and L'Atelier des Chimeres (in Orleans). Explore Paris further: buy something for everyone on your list at La Vallee Village, get your game on at The Labymaïs of Brie, and take in panoramic vistas at Montparnasse Tower.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris road trip website.

You can take a train from Bordeaux to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Bordeaux in January, you will find days in Paris are slightly colder (8°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Marne-la-Vallee, L’Atelier de Leo, The Labymaïs of Brie, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Chartres Cathedral
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Val d'Europe ©
Val d'Europe
La Vallee Village ©
La Vallee Village
L’Atelier de Leo ©
L’Atelier de Leo

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