18 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Fraumünster Church for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Rhine Falls and Titlis. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern & Markuskirche). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip site.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Zurich at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Parasailing & Paragliding. Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Trümmelbachfälle. Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Bains des Paquis and Jeunes Rives. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva travel route website.

Getting from Interlaken to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Paris, France

— 7 nights

City of Light

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Army Museum and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Adelaide Cemetery (in Villers-Bretonneux), Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916, steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, and head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris route builder website.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.