9 days in Paris, Milan & Lucerne Itinerary

9 days in Paris, Milan & Lucerne Itinerary

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9 days in Paris, Milan & Lucerne Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Paris online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Finland, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and finally take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then admire the striking features of Castello Sforzesco.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Milan holiday maker .

You can fly from Paris to Milan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lucerne travel planner .

You can drive from Milan to Lucerne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Milan in October, things will get a bit cooler in Lucerne: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lake Zurich, Jungfraujoch
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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