11 days in Switzerland, Germany & France Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Germany & France Itinerary

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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Arles, France
— 2 nights
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Beaune, France
— 1 night
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Etretat, France
— 2 nights

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip planner.

Oklahoma City, USA to Zermatt is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oklahoma City to Zermatt is 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Transportation · Scenic Drive
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Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen ©
Nestled within the Bavarian Alps, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers a classic mountain feel along with world-class winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Partnachklamm and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zugspitze. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Pilgrimage Church of Wies and then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Linderhof.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Garmisch-Partenkirchen tour itinerary app.

Getting from Zermatt to Garmisch-Partenkirchen by combination of train and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In March in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arles.

Things to do in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Pilgrimage Church of Wies ©
Pilgrimage Church of Wies
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

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Arles, France

Arles ©

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, explore the world behind art at Musee Departemental Arles Antique, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau des Baux de Provence, then admire the masterpieces at Carrieres des Lumieres, and finally explore the ancient world of Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Here are some ideas for day two: trot along with a tour on horseback, then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then take in panoramic vistas at Notre Dame de la Mer - Église fortifiée, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime).

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Arles online holiday maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Arles in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Arles when traveling from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in March, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Beaune.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

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Chateau des Baux de Provence ©
Chateau des Baux de Provence
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

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Beaune, France

Beaune ©

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): examine the collection at Musees du Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, then admire the masterpieces at Dalineum, and then examine the collection at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beaune trip planner.

Getting from Arles to Beaune by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Arles in March, expect little chillier with lows of 35°F in Beaune. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Etretat.

Things to do in Beaune

Museums
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Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu ©
Dalineum ©
Dalineum

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Etretat, France

Etretat ©
Etretat is a small coastal village on the Alabaster Coast in Normandy.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the striking features of Palais Benedictine, then stroll around Les Jardins d'Etretat, and then make a trip to Falaises d'Etretat.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Etretat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beaune to Etretat takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Beaune in March: highs in Etretat hover around 50°F, while lows dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Etretat

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Palais Benedictine ©
Palais Benedictine
Les Jardins d'Etretat ©
Les Jardins d'Etretat

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