14 days in Paris, Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

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14 days in Paris, Switzerland & Milan Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Miami, United States

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Seine River. Montmartre and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip website .

Miami, USA to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Miami to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Miami in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 57°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Lausanne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

3
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lausanne travel route builder .

You can take a train from Paris to Lausanne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Queen Studio Experience, Chaplin's World, Bains des Paquis
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lausanne to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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 19th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then take an in-depth tour of Bourbaki Panorama, and finally take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche, and then stroll through Ufschotti Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne trip itinerary app .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Parks Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

3
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, and then steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Milan trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Milan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in August: high temperatures in Milan hover around 85°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Pinacoteca di Brera ©
Pinacoteca di Brera

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