21 days in Paris, London & Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Paris, London & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 4 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Les Racines du Ciel, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Montmartre, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in September, with highs in Paris at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary website.

Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lucerne.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Aare River (in Bern), Zurich (Lake Zurich & Bahnhofstrasse) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary website.

Fly from London to Lucerne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Lucerne is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): head outdoors with Hoher Kasten, head outdoors with Seealpsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kronberg.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Appenzell trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Appenzell takes 5 hours. September in Appenzell sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.