15 days in London, Paris & Swiss Alps Itinerary

15 days in London, Paris & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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15 days in London, Paris & Swiss Alps Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15 h
End: Newark, United States

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beachy Head and Dover Castle. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and stroll around St. James's Park.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read London journey planner.

Newark, USA to London is an approximately 11- hour flight. Traveling from Newark to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in London at 62°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beachy Head, Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

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 Ile Saint-Louis and Île de la Cité. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris attractions planner.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in June: highs in Paris hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 55°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Ile Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

5
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gornergrat and Castor Mountain. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, look for gifts at Laderach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Zermatt takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Fiesch in Valais.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

1
night
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland

Fiesch in Valais ©
On the 9th (Sat), hike along The Eiger and then take in the dramatic natural features at Nufenen Pass.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Fiesch in Valais trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Zermatt to Fiesch in Valais with the Route module. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Nufenen Pass
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Nufenen Pass ©
Nufenen Pass

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