27 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

27 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Winterthur, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Riehen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sissach, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Muttenz, Switzerland
— 1 day
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Geneva, 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday planning tool.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from London, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Basel.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

Basel, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Basel, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Rathaus, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen, steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Basel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Paris to Basel takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Old Town, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On your second day here, explore the activities along Seebad Katzensee and then stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Zurich, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, and then admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Winterthur.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Winterthur, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Winterthur is a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Stadtspielwerk, engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Munot, admire the landmark architecture of Stiftsbibliothek, then stop by Flauderei, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Santis der Berg.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Winterthur driving holiday tool.

Drive from Lucerne to Winterthur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Winterthur

Nature · Childrens Museums · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
On the next day, admire the sheer force of Simmenfalle, then have fun at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, then admire the sheer force of Iffigfall, and finally get all the information you need at Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Winterthur to Lenk im Simmental takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trip

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake and then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): look for gifts at Molitor and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip maker tool.

You can drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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.
On the 6th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken day trip app.

Interlaken is just a short distance from Grindelwald. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 2 nights
St.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and finally don't miss a visit to Chesa Futura. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz trip planner.

Getting from Interlaken to St. Moritz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Interlaken in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Moritz: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Riehen.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Riehen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Riehen is a municipality in the canton of Basel-Stadt in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, then whizz through the canopy at Region Wasserfallen, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Kloster Mariastein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Wenken Park, admire the landmark architecture of St. Chrischona, steep yourself in history at Gedenkstatte Fur Fluchtlinge, then examine the collection at Spielzeugmuseum Riehen, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler.

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Drive from St. Moritz to Riehen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in August: highs in Riehen hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sissach.

Things to do in Riehen

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Sissach, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Sissach is a municipality and the capital of the district of Sissach in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland.HistorySissach is first mentioned around 1225-26 as Sissaho.GeographySissach has an area, of 8.87km2. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): try to win big at Casino Romanix and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Ebenrain.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sissach trip builder app.

Sissach is just a stone's throw from Riehen. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Muttenz.

Things to do in Sissach

Casinos · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Muttenz, Switzerland

— 1 day
Muttenz is a municipality with a population of approximately 17,000 in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Pantheon Basel, then head outdoors with Skulpturenweg, then steep yourself in history at Ermitage, and finally enjoy some diversion at Swiss Mega Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Muttenz trip planning site.

Muttenz is just a short distance from Sissach. In August, daytime highs in Muttenz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Muttenz

Fun & Games · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get great views at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, then make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Muttenz to Geneva takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Geneva are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

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.