8 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Chennai, India

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.
Visit Latin Quarter and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Trocadero, see the interesting displays at Musee des Arts Forains, brush up on your military savvy at The Army Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chennai to Paris, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in December, expect Paris to be colder, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, Chateau de Fontainebleau
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

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Take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Geneva to be slightly colder, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titlis and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, wander the streets of Old Town, and then browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne route maker tool .

You can drive from Geneva to Lucerne in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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