16 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Eich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Chennai, India

4
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.
Visit The Catacombs of Paris and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Head to Le Marais and Champs-Elyseesfor plenty of shopping. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, contemplate the long history of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Paris vacation planning site .

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Visiting Jungfraujoch and Aletsch Glacier will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Interlaken to Grindelwald to see The Eiger Trail about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

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Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Eich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Eich, Switzerland

Eich ©
Eich is a municipality in the district of Sursee in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.HistoryEich is first mentioned in 1045 as Heiche. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Sursee and then kick back and relax at Seebad Eich.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eich travel route planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Eich in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Eich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Eich

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Strandbad Sursee
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Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town (Altstadt) and Haus zum Rech are in your itinerary. Attractions like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Zoo Zurich make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Ufschotti Park, & more). There's much more to do: stroll through Strandbad Mythenquai, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and look for gifts at Confiserie Teuscher.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker app .

Drive from Eich to Zurich in an hour. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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