Planning a trip with my husband and 13-year-old daughter in late June. We will have about 14 nights. On our last trip to Europe 5 years ago, we visited Paris (5n), MSM (1n), Loire (2n), Beaune (2n), and the Berner Oberland (4n), and we loved every stop, and did not mind the driving or the pace. Murren was our daughter's favorite place - we loved the family-like B&B, the hikes, the amazing natural beauty. So far I am thinking:
Paris - 3 nights
Dordogne - 5-6hrs drive - 2 nights, Sarlat?
Carcassone - 3hrs drive - 1 night
Provence - 2.5-3.5hrs drive - 2-3 nights, not sure which town yet
Riviera - 2hrs drive - 2 nights, not sure which town
Chamonix - 5.5hrs driving map shows through Italy, is this a problem for a rental? - 2 nights
Fly home from Geneva, or drive back to Paris 6.5hrs (depends on flight prices, looking at driving back to Paris at this point)
We could possibly add one more day. I have also wondered if we would be better off skipping the Dordogne/Carcassone and taking the TGV from Paris to Avignon. We missed Colmar on our last trip and I really want to go there, but I don't think we can fit it in this time, either. I have also thought about going to Northern Italy instead of the Alps, would love to see Lake Como area, would love to return to Cinque Terre. As you can see, I am all over the place. Too many places, not enough time and money! Any thoughts?