8 days in Paris, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, Lucerne & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  12​h
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 30​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

3
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.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Le Marais. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary maker website .

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in November; daily highs in Paris reach 12°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Michel.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Lucerne sightseeing website .

Getting from Paris to Lucerne by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lucerne when traveling from Paris in November, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Eglise Michel
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Rietberg Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and then shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich travel route planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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