8 days in Paris, Zurich & Italy Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Zurich & Italy Itinerary

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8 days in Paris, Zurich & Italy Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and head off the coast to Île de la Cité.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris travel guide.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 20th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Grossmunster and then kick back and relax at Seebad Katzensee.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich travel guide.

Take a train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, see where the action happens at Colosseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then see the interesting displays at St. Peter's Basilica, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Passeggiata di Gianicolo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel guide.

Fly from Zurich to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 24°C.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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