13 days in Paris, Geneva & Interlaken Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Geneva & Interlaken Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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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.
Kids will enjoy Jardin des Tuileries and Jardin des Plantes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parc des Felins and The Army Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Parc Asterix in Plailly (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: visit Latin Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Atelier des Lumieres, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris online attractions planner.

Dallas, USA to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dallas to Paris. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for slightly colder days in Paris, with highs around 47°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, delve into the distant past at Roman Columns, and then meet the residents at Tropiquarium de Servion. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Lavaux Vineyard Terraces.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online route planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Bowling-Interlaken. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to BOHAG Helikopterrundflug and Schlosskirche. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, make a trip to JungfrauPark Interlaken, and race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken travel tool.

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Geneva in January, things will get a bit cooler in Interlaken: highs are around 36°F and lows about 26°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive

Paris, France

— 1 night

City of Light

Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris route planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Interlaken in January, with highs in Paris at 45°F and lows at 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites