12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

12 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe Trip Planner

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation). On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Geneva online travel planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Geneva. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in March, with highs in Geneva at 13°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue and then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then get to know the fascinating history of Esplanade de Montbenon.

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Drive from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then take a stroll through Old Town.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lausanne to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Seine River. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey builder site.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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