8 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Yerevan, Armenia
Bus + Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Yerevan, Armenia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower and then walk around Luxembourg Gardens. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then make a trip to Place de la Concorde, and finally don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris holiday planner .

Yerevan, Armenia to Paris is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yerevan to Paris is minus 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yerevan in November since evenings lows in Paris dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, plan for little chillier nights in Geneva, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Aare River, appreciate the history behind Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bern visit planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Shopping
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

1
night
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Monte Bre, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and finally walk around Parco Civico.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lugano trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Bern to Lugano in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bern in November: highs in Lugano hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich online journey planner .

Getting from Lugano to Zurich by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Lugano in November, you will find days in Zurich are little chillier (10°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). On the 12th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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