16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Rome Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Rome Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Lucerne
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Meiringen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thun, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

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Paris, France

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ile Saint-Louis and Roseraie de L'Haÿ. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Step out of Paris to go to Fontainebleau and see Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau), which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Latin Quarter, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and visit Le Marais.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, examine the collection at Richard Wagner Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, enjoy breathtaking views from Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and finally take in the views from Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hollgrotten, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bad Hirsgarten.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planning app.

Fly from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, then take a stroll through Alpiglen, then look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald attractions tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Meiringen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Meiringen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Meiringen is a municipality in the Interlaken-Oberhasli administrative district in the canton of Bern in Switzerland. On the 26th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Reichenbach Falls, explore the ancient world of Restiturm, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Alpbachschlucht, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Michel, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lungernersee, contemplate the waterfront views at Gelmersee, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nufenen Pass, and finally take a memorable drive along Sustenpass.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Meiringen trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Meiringen takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Meiringen sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thun.

Things to do in Meiringen

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Thun, Switzerland

— 3 nights
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). Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get outside with Spiezer Rundwanderweg, explore the activities along Thunersee, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche Scherzligen, take in nature's colorful creations at Schadau Park, then make a trip to Vieille Ville de Thoune, and finally don't miss a visit to Obere Hauptgasse. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Adelboden, grab your bike and head to Trottiland, stroll through Tschentenalp, then hit the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and finally head outdoors with Kandersteg-Allmenalp Klettersteig.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Thun trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Meiringen to Thun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Thun are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Thun

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Moai Beach and Bau Beach. Get in touch with nature at Hang Loose and Colle Aventino. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria della Vittoria, appreciate the history behind La Pieta, and don't miss a visit to Piazza del Popolo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Rome trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thun to Rome. Traveling from Thun in June, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 84°F and 65°F.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.