16 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

6
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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and L'adresse gourmande (in Les Clayes-sous-Bois). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Paris is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in January, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Little Nemo Carouge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geneva holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Geneva are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Rue du Rhone ©
Rue du Rhone
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then make a trip to Sauvabelin Tower, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lausanne trip planner .

Take a train from Geneva to Lausanne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, O'Coeur des Reves ...
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O'Coeur des Reves ... ©
O'Coeur des Reves ...
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, take a leisurely stroll along Muhlenplatz, stop by Laderach, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kunsthalle Luzern, and finally shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip site .

You can drive from Lausanne to Lucerne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 4°C, and evening lows to -2°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Shopping Nature
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Laderach ©
Laderach

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then stop by Barenland, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town

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