Aloha, We’ll appreciate critiques of our draft itinerary. Some influencing factors: trip is next summer, prefer driving over trains and the cost of the drop off fee is not a concern, traveling with 2 teens who claim the driving involved below is worth getting to Zermatt (instead of Chamonix) and Le Mont St. Michel, looking forward to breaking up the cities with 3 full days of nature activities in the Alps.
Rome - 6 nights (12 hour time difference so we need jet lag recuperation time)
Florence - 1 night (We’ll do Florence for real on another trip. We think of this as a day trip to Montepulciano which gets us several hours closer to Zermatt)
Zermatt - 4 nights (long day of driving to get there, yes we know the rental car will sit unused in Tasch but feel it’s worth it for the freedom)
Amboise - 2 nights (long day of driving to get there but gets us half day away from MSM)
MSM - 1 night
Paris - 4 nights
It’s a bit more driving than I’d like but the kids really want both Zermatt and MSM. Any tips to make our 2 full days and 3 half days of driving as easy & enjoyable as possible? Is 2 full days and 3 half days driving time too much?
Mahalo for your wisdom.