11 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 7 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

— 7 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Paris attractions site.

New York City, USA to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Let the collections at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) capture your imagination. Bring the kids along to Lake Lucerne and Fraumünster Church. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.