19 days in France, Switzerland & Belgium Itinerary

19 days in France, Switzerland & Belgium Itinerary

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19 days in France, Switzerland & Belgium Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Annecy, France
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h
4
Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
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.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, classes, fun & games, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Annecy, France

Annecy ©
The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Annecy is known for nature, historic sites, adventure, fun & games, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lac d'Annecy, take in the awesome beauty at Semnoz, make a trip to La Vieille Ville, and admire the natural beauty at Jardins de l'Europe.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Annecy journey planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Annecy by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Annecy are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lac d'Annecy ©
Lac d'Annecy
La Tournette ©
La Tournette
La Vieille Ville ©
La Vieille Ville

3
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, don't miss a visit to Atomium, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate (Musee du Cacao et du Chocolat), and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then look for gifts at Corne Port-Royal, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Annecy to Brussels takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Annecy in July: highs in Brussels hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium
Mini-Europe ©
Mini-Europe

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the striking features of Stadhuis and then make a trip to The Markt. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally go for a walk through Walplein.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges day trip planner.

Getting from Brussels to Bruges by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Bruges to Zurich takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bruges in July, you will find days in Zurich are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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