13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights


Paris, France — 5 nights

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 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online trip maker.

Amritsar, India to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Traveling from Amritsar in April, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, stop by Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.
Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the activities along Aare River, then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Tierpark Dahlholzli.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bern day trip app.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.
Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 17th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Gornergrat, then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Zermatt tour planning site.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Geneva.
Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Nature

Geneva, Switzerland — 2 nights

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 18th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip app.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Switzerland travel guide

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.