10 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  10 h 45 min
End: New York City, United States

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.
Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Montmartre. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the activities along Seine River, get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris journey planning site.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Paris is 6 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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