17 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 8 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zurich route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Zurich. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Mt Pilatus
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

8
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Schlosskirche. Let the collections at Chaplin's World and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) capture your imagination. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to The Matterhorn (in Zermatt) and Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center)). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Interlaken online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Matterhorn, Chaplin's World, Trümmelbachfälle
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

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.
Appreciate the collections at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Musee d'Orsay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Champs-Elysees and Montmartre. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Place de la Bastille.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planning site .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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