15 days in Paris, Switzerland & Jeddah Itinerary

15 days in Paris, Switzerland & Jeddah Itinerary

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15 days in Paris, Switzerland & Jeddah Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h 30​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
5
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 1 day
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

5
nights
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.
Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, and explore the activities along Seine River.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, Paris is colder than Jeddah - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Let the collections at Kindermuseum Creaviva and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) capture your imagination. Visit Schlosskirche and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) for their historical value. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Klingende Sammlung). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in December: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald Museum, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, then fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Burgkirche Raron, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum HR Giger and then stroll through Bergbahnen Lenk.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lenk im Simmental itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. December in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Raron, HR Giger Museum
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Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael ©
Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Grossmunster. Get outdoors at Mt Pilatus and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Lenk im Simmental to Zurich by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lenk im Simmental in December: highs in Zurich hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
day
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Elephant Rock, then get outside with Jeddah Water Front Park, and then wander the streets of Al-Balad.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jeddah road trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Jeddah by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Zurich in January, expect Jeddah to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Elephant Rock
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
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Elephant Rock ©
Elephant Rock
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad

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