15 days in Switzerland, Ile-de-France & Nice Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Ile-de-France & Nice Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland, Ile-de-France & Nice Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  10​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
7
Nice, France
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Maison de Victor Hugo. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Place de la Bastille, see the interesting displays at Musee Nissim de Camondo, and admire the masterpieces at Musee Jacquemart-Andre.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip itinerary planning app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Paris is minus 6 hours. In May, Paris is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Albert Kahn Musee et Jardins
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Zunfthaus zur Meisen, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then explore the activities along Seebad Enge. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Enge, then see the interesting displays at Museum Haus Konstruktiv, then contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten, and finally shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich
Zunfthaus zur Meisen ©
Zunfthaus zur Meisen

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nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and finally take an in-depth tour of Richard Wagner Museum. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Meggenhorn, then step into the grandiose world of Museum Burg Zug, and finally relax and rejuvenate at PALACE Spa.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne itinerary builder .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Schloss Meggenhorn, Museum Burg Zug
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Richard Wagner Museum ©
Richard Wagner Museum

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then steep yourself in history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then see the interesting displays at Museum fur Kommunikation, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Bern itinerary planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Bern by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
Museum fur Kommunikation ©
Museum fur Kommunikation

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Falls, then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and then find your balance on the water with Hightide Kayak School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, look for gifts at Mad Cow, and then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Reichenbach Falls
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Reichenbach Falls ©
Reichenbach Falls
Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pollux, explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Isola Bella, Isola Madre
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Pollux ©
Pollux
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©

1
night
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): head off the coast to Lérins Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, then steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire, and finally stop by Patisserie Canet.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nice holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Nice in 8 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lérins Islands, Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Lérins Islands ©
Lérins Islands
Palais Lascaris ©
Palais Lascaris

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