16 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Andermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
Scuol, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Newark, United States

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jersey City, USA to Paris. Traveling from Jersey City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jersey City in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Convent of St Gall and Technorama Shop AG. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Spreuer Bridge, Jesuitenkirche, & more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten), and get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich travel guide.

You can take a train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Andermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Kathedrale St.Gallen
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Kathedrale St.Gallen ©
Kathedrale St.Gallen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

2
nights
Andermatt, Switzerland

Andermatt ©
Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall of Foroglio, take in the dramatic scenery at Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, and then make a trip to Lago Ritom. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Valle Verzasca and then get outside with Furka Pass.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Andermatt travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zurich to Andermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Andermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Waterfall of Foroglio, Lago Ritom, Furka Pass, Alta Piumogna Waterfalls
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Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Lago Ritom ©
Lago Ritom

4
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step off the beaten path and head to Schilthorn and Matterhorn Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Montreux (Golden Pass Railway & Lakeside Promenade Fleuri). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in panoramic vistas at Rothorn, head outdoors with Alpenwild, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel guide.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Andermatt to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Scuol.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Montreux, Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

2
nights
Scuol, Switzerland

Scuol ©
Scuol is a municipality in the Engiadina Bassa/Val Müstair Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): appreciate the views at Engadine, then examine the collection at Nationalparkszentrum Zernez, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Tarasp. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Snowdocdavos and then get outside with Clemgia Gorge (Clemgia Schlucht).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Scuol travel guide.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Scuol. In September, daily temperatures in Scuol can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Scuol

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

National Park Centre, Engadine, Snowdocdavos, Schloss Tarasp
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Engadine ©
Engadine
National Park Centre ©
National Park Centre
Clemgia ©
Clemgia

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