10 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  14 h
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.
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Paris is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: high temperatures in Paris hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough 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
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs

2
nights
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 10th (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva sightseeing planning site.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 15th (Sun), have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, and then take in breathtaking views at Aare Gorge.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aare Gorge, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

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