16 days in Milan, Zurich & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Milan, Zurich & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Milan, Zurich & Paris Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Arena di Verona (in Verona), Villa d'Este (in Cernobbio) and Museo Egizio (in Turin). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Milan trip planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Milan is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Milan, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in September, with highs in Milan at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Villa del Balbianello, Museo Egizio, Arena di Verona
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Arena di Verona ©
Arena di Verona

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen) and Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Le Marais, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Versailles, Rouen, Fondation Claude Monet
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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