12 days in Switzerland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Visiting Mt Pilatus and Strandbad Mythenquai will get you outdoors. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Chapel Bridge in Lucerne--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, look for gifts at Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey maker website.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Zurich. Traveling from Mumbai in July, things will get slightly colder in Zurich: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 15th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, shop like a local with Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally examine the collection at Atomium. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Place St. Gery, then examine the collection at Beer Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise des Carmes, and finally see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels itinerary website.

You can fly from Zurich to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect nights in Brussels to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Walplein. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bruges travel route planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Le Marais, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Paris vacation planner.

Getting from Bruges to Paris by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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