18 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Markuskirche for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Rhine Falls and Titlis. When in Zurich, make a side trip to see Altstadt Luzern in Lucerne, approximately Lucerne away. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich. Traveling from New Delhi in May, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Explore hidden gems such as UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Jungfraujoch. Get in touch with nature at Harderkulm and Parasailing & Paragliding. Take a break from Interlaken with a short trip to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald, about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de Lausanne. Take a break from the city and head to Bains des Paquis and Jeunes Rives. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres), The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geneva travel route website.

Getting from Interlaken to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. June in Geneva sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Army Museum and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Adelaide Cemetery (in Villers-Bretonneux), Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Chateau de Chantilly (in Chantilly City). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Chateau de Fontainebleau, contemplate the long history of Lochnagar Crater, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planning app.

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.