15 days in Switzerland, Paris & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Paris & Denali National Park and Preserve Itinerary

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Paris, France
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
Drive
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Rheinfelden, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Appenzell, Switzerland
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
Drive
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Thun, Switzerland
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Leukerbad, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Burgenstock, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Denali National Park and Preserve, United States
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Paris visit planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Paris is minus 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites

Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Rheinfelden.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Rheinfelden, Switzerland

— 1 night
Rheinfelden is a town in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rheinfelden route website.

Getting from Zurich to Rheinfelden by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Rheinfelden, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. You'll set off for Appenzell on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Rheinfelden

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Parks

Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Appenzell trip planning app.

Drive from Rheinfelden to Appenzell in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Appenzell are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. You'll set off for St. Moritz on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 1 night
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For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Moritz trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Appenzell to St. Moritz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Appenzell in April, expect St. Moritz to be a bit cooler, temps between 12°C and 1°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Zermatt online tour planner.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Zermatt takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Winter Sports · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
To see reviews and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary planning website.

Grindelwald is just a short distance from Interlaken. You'll set off for Thun on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Thun, Switzerland

Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). You've now added UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Thun trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Thun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Thun, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Thun

Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen road trip site.

Drive from Thun to Lauterbrunnen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks · Nature
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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken visit site.

Getting from Geneva to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Leukerbad on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Leukerbad, Switzerland

— 1 night
Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Leukerbad trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Leukerbad by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. You'll set off for Burgenstock on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Leukerbad

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Burgenstock, Switzerland

— 1 night
To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Burgenstock online vacation planner.

You can drive from Leukerbad to Burgenstock in 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Burgenstock can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 18th (Thu), you're off to Lucerne.

Things to do in Burgenstock

Parks · Nature

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

Plan trip to Lucerne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Burgenstock to Lucerne in an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums

Denali National Park and Preserve, United States

— 2 nights
The 2.43 million hectares (6 million acres) of Denali National Park include low taiga forest, high-alpine tundra, and snowcapped mountains, all of which lead up to Mt.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sled Dog Demonstration. On the 20th (Sat), add some entertainment to your itinerary with Sled Dog Demonstration. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Wild about Denali, take in the awesome beauty at Denali, and then hike along Savage Alpine Trail.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Denali National Park and Preserve trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Lucerne to Denali National Park and Preserve with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Lucerne to Denali National Park and Preserve is minus 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lucerne in April: high temperatures in Denali National Park and Preserve hover around 10°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Denali National Park and Preserve

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.