8 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to Verbania,Intra, Ferry to Laveno, Drive to Lugano
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Bus to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Kuwait City

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to La Madeleine, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Paris itinerary maker site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Paris, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in September, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Zurich visit planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Gornergrat, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally stroll through Riffelsee.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone and then steep yourself in history at Monte San Giorgio.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lugano trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Zermatt to Lugano in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In September, daytime highs in Lugano are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

Swiss Alps travel guide

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Mountains · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
The stunning Swiss Alps cover 65 percent of the Switzerland's surface area with dramatic mountain scenery. Its spectacular peaks and valleys are the result of tectonic thrusts, among them the Jungfrau-Aletsch region, the first World Heritage Site in the Alps. Connected by a network of trains and cable cars, this majestic vacation spot is accessible for all. The Swiss Alps are home to some of the highest mountains in the Alps, including the Monte Rosa, which stands at 4,634 m (15,203 ft). Pristine white snow and perfect blue skies await you, and ski sports and hiking trails aplenty top the list of things to do.