10 days in Paris, Switzerland & Vienna Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In March in Paris, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Go for a jaunt from Zermatt to Fiesch in Valais to see Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at Gornergrat, tour in style with a train tour, and stop by Laderach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Paris to Zermatt takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Vienna.
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Museums · Parks · Nature

Vienna, Austria — 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, browse the exhibits of KUNST HAUS WIEN. Museum Hundertwasser, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vienna tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Zurich to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Vienna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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