12 days in Zurich, Geneva & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Zurich, Geneva & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Grossmunster. Do your shopping at Altstadt Luzern and Bahnhofstrasse. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil). The adventure continues: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and get a taste of the local shopping with Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lucerne, Bern, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Axalp, Elsener Messerschmied AG
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

2
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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 1st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, thensee the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), thenview the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Le Marais, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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