11 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
+4
train + taxi + Fly + bus + train:  20​h 45​min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
La Rochelle, France
— 1 night
3
Saint-Malo, France
— 2 nights
4
Bayeux, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
5
Carcassonne Center, France
— 1 day
+2
train + bus + Fly:  17​h
End: Mumbai, India


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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn and then make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Zermatt journey site .

Mumbai, India to Zermatt is an approximately 21-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Museums
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

1
night
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle ©
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
On the 18th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Chatelaillon, then enjoy the sea views from Phare des Baleines, and then don't miss a visit to Port de Saint-Martin-de-Re. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Association Hermione-La Fayette, take some stellar pictures from Clocher Observatoire, and then explore the activities along Vieux Port.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the La Rochelle vacation builder tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to La Rochelle in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint Martin de Re, Association Hermione-La Fayette, Plage de Chatelaillon, Phare des Baleines
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Plage de Chatelaillon ©
Plage de Chatelaillon
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines
Clocher Observatoire ©
Clocher Observatoire

2
nights
Saint-Malo, France

Saint-Malo ©
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Pointe du Grouin, get to know the fascinating history of Promenade du Clair de Lune, and then kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Fort La Latte, then enjoy the sea views from Cap Fréhel, and then make a trip to Centre Historique.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint-Malo trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from La Rochelle to Saint-Malo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from La Rochelle in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Saint-Malo, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Centre Historique, Fort La Latte, Pointe du Grouin, Promenade du Clair de Lune, Cap Fréhel
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Pointe du Grouin ©
Pointe du Grouin
Cap Fréhel ©
Cap Fréhel
Fort La Latte ©
Fort La Latte

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nights
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum) and Notre Dame de Grace. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach and Museum of the Battle of Normandy. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Airborne Museum (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise) and Saint Catherine's Church (in Honfleur). And it doesn't end there: witness the site of a historic battle at Omaha Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Memorial of Caen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bayeux travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Saint-Malo to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Carcassonne Center.

Things to do in Bayeux

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Honfleur, Memorial de Caen, Airborne Museum, D-Day Experience (Dead Man's Corner museum), Omaha Beach
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Notre Dame de Grace ©
Notre Dame de Grace
Omaha Beach ©
Omaha Beach
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach ©
Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach

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Carcassonne Center, France

Carcassonne Center ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent's Church, do a tasting at O'Vineyards, contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Carcassonne Center trip planner .

Getting from Bayeux to Carcassonne Center by combination of flight and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Carcassonne Center is somewhat warmer than Bayeux - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne Center

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

O'Vineyards
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St. Vincent's Church ©
St. Vincent's Church
O'Vineyards ©
O'Vineyards
Cathar Castles ©
Cathar Castles

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