11 days in Dubai, France & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Dubai, France & Switzerland Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Amboise, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Bayeux, France
— 1 night
Fly to Lyon, Bus to Chamonix
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Dubai

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 2 nights

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore hidden gems such as Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Take a break from Dubai with a short trip to Al Montazah Parks in Sharjah, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, and stroll through Dubai Creek.

Discover how to plan a Dubai trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. In July in Dubai, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 39°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly to Nice.
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Tours · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Nice, France — 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then stop by Vieille Ville, and finally make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

For photos and other tourist information, read Nice online travel planner.

Fly from Dubai to Nice in 10 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Nice, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Nice to be much colder, temps between 32°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 10th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris attractions planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in July, Paris is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Amboise.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Amboise, France — 1 night

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal d'Amboise, examine the collection at Chateau de Chenonceau, and then take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amboise trip planner.

Take a train from Paris to Amboise in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bayeux.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Bayeux, France — 1 night

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bayeux trip itinerary website.

Drive from Amboise to Bayeux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chamonix.
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Chamonix, France — 1 night

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier des Bossons.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chamonix route tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Bayeux to Chamonix takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 15th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then hike along 5 Lakes Walk, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat.

Before you visit Zermatt, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Chamonix to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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