18 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

18 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

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18 days in France & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  7​h
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Paris, France
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
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Oradour-sur-Glane, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Albi, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Avignon, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
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Les Baux de Provence, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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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.
To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for Oradour-sur-Glane on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping
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Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Oradour-sur-Glane ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Oradour-sur-Glane and then see the interesting displays at Centre de la Memoire.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Oradour-sur-Glane day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Oradour-sur-Glane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Oradour-sur-Glane are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Oradour-sur-Glane

Historic Sites Museums
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Oradour-sur-Glane ©
Oradour-sur-Glane
Centre de la Memoire ©
Centre de la Memoire

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Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Grotte de Rouffignac. On the 22nd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Grotte de Rouffignac, then make a trip to Vieux Sarlat, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Beynac.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda journey maker app .

Getting from Oradour-sur-Glane to Sarlat-la-Caneda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Oradour-sur-Glane in June, you will find days in Sarlat-la-Caneda are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Albi.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grotte de Rouffignac, Chateau de Beynac
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Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac
Grotte de Rouffignac ©
Grotte de Rouffignac
Vieux Sarlat
Vieux Sarlat

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Albi, France

Albi ©
Albi is a commune in southern France. On the 23rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Albi day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Albi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Albi

Historic Sites
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Cloitre de la Collegiale Saint Salvy ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile ©
Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile

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Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne ©
Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Cité de Carcassonne has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carcassonne attractions tool .

Drive from Albi to Carcassonne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Carcassonne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Avignon.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne

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Avignon, France

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Fontaine de Vaucluse, Pont du Gard, Amphitheatre (les Arenes), and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at Palais des Papes and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pont d'Avignon and Roman Theatre of Orange. Go for a jaunt from Avignon to Nimes to see Temple of Diana about 56 minutes away.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Avignon day trip planning site .

You can drive from Carcassonne to Avignon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Avignon can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 27th (Sat), you're off toLes Baux de Provence.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Nimes, Arles, Roman Theatre of Orange, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque ©
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Pont d'Avignon ©
Pont d'Avignon

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Les Baux de Provence, France

Les Baux de Provence ©
Les Baux-de-Provence is a French commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department of the province of Provence in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Carrieres des Lumieres and Chateau de Tarascon. Popular historic sites such as Chateau des Baux de Provence and Chapelle des Penitents Blancs are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Les Baux de Provence side-trips: Plage de la Romaniquette (in Istres) and McArthurGlen Provence (in Miramas). The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Golf club de Servanes, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Des Images, examine the collection at Musee des Santons, and relax in the rural setting at Moulin CastelaS.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Les Baux de Provence trip planner .

Drive from Avignon to Les Baux de Provence in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Les Baux de Provence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lyon.

Things to do in Les Baux de Provence

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Mouries, Chateau de Tarascon, Plage de la Romaniquette, McArthurGlen Provence, Domaine de la Vallongue
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Golf de Servanes ©
Golf de Servanes
Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Chateau de Tarascon ©
Chateau de Tarascon

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Lyon, France

Lyon ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then view the masterpieces at Galerie Estades Lyon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieux Lyon, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lyon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Les Baux de Provence to Lyon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. June in Lyon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Visiting Mont Saleve and Bains des Paquis will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. When in Geneva, make a side trip to see The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) in Lausanne, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Geneva are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip app .

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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