16 days in Switzerland, France & London Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, France & London Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, France & London Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Lyon, France
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Thun, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
10
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Head to Harrods and Piccadilly Circusfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, wander the streets of Westminster, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore to London, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Singapore, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

few
hours
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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris route maker site .

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toLyon.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife Tours Shopping

1
night
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, then browse the different shops at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse, then look for gifts at La Fromagerie d'Oullins, and finally explore by horseback at Parc de la Tete d'Or.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Lyon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and tram; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Lyon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Cite medievale de Perouges, La Fromagerie d'Oullins
Highlights from your plan
Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ©
Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon
Parc de la Tete d'Or ©
Parc de la Tete d'Or

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hours
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
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 8th (Thu), view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Lyon to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery ©
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), steep yourself in history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip app .

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thun.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

1
night
Thun, Switzerland

Thun ©
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). On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to Vieille Ville de Thoune, then view the masterpieces at Thun-Panorama, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church Scherzligen.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thun online journey planner .

Thun is just a stone's throw from Bern. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Thun

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thun-Panorama ©
Thun-Panorama
Church Scherzligen ©
Church Scherzligen

1
night
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, then stop by Vogts Corner, then take a stroll through Alpiglen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thun to Grindelwald takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen
Vogts Corner ©
Vogts Corner

1
day
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): look and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

Discover how to plan a Lucerne trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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 12th (Mon), look for gifts at Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Wydi, then trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, and finally admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and finally play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blumental Panorama Trail, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Galerie Wydi ©
Galerie Wydi
Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir ©
Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. See some other sides of Paris: get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paris driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to 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
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

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