30 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

30 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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30 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Murren, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
7
Paris, France
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Markuskirche, Lake Lucerne, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip website .

Bengaluru, India to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Traveling from Bengaluru to Zurich, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Zurich is colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

4
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Kirchturm Heiden (in Heiden). There's lots more to do: stroll through Eggen-Hohenweg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, look for gifts at Cafe-Confiserie Laimbacher, and examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Seealpsee, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Eggen-Hohenweg, Kronberg
Highlights from your plan
Seealpsee ©
Seealpsee
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Kronberg ©
Kronberg

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
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, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, get interesting insight from Tours, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To see maps and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt travel route builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Zermatt. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Murren.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
nights
Murren, Switzerland

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Explore Murren's surroundings by going to Central Sport (in Wengen), Lauterbrunnen (Murrenbach Waterfalls & Air-Glaciers, S.A.) and Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen). There's much more to do: get great views at Jungfraujoch, fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Murren route planner .

Take a train from Zermatt to Murren in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Murren

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Central Sport, Skigebiet Metsch, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
Highlights from your plan
Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

4
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Lenk im Simmental (Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz & Skigebiet Betelberg) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, have fun at ROPETECH Ropes Course, examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, and stop by Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bern day trip app .

Getting from Murren to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Bern are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Elfenau ©
Elfenau
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

8
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Louvre Museum, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Geneva to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rouen, Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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