12 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chateau de Chantilly and The Army Museum. Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris online trip maker.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are colder with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau of Vincennes, Chateau de Chantilly
Highlights from your plan
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
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.
Gruyeres Castle and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schloss Schwarzenburg and Schlosskirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern) and HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, take a memorable tour with Tours, and admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Bern, Gruyeres, Schloss Schwarzenburg, Staubbach Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne tour site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rigi ©
Rigi
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Munot will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Niederdorf and Swiss Science Center Technorama. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Seebad Eich (in Eich). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Wyden Badi and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhine Falls, Wyden Badi, Seebad Eich, Munot, Swiss Science Center Technorama
Highlights from your plan
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Old Town ©
Old Town
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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