17 days in Switzerland, Paris & Florence Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Vevey, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
Sils im Engadin, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night


Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Paris.
Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Paris, France — 4 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, stop by La Boutique DU Futur, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder site.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January in Paris, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vevey.
Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips

Vevey, Switzerland — 2 nights

Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Alimentarium, pause for some photo ops at Charlie Chaplin Statue, then don't miss a visit to The Fork, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and finally have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vevey trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Paris to Vevey in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Florence.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Duomo di Siena, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Florence trip planner.

Drive from Vevey to Florence in 7 hours. In January in Florence, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in January, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off to Sils im Engadin.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours

Sils im Engadin, Switzerland — 5 nights

Explore Sils im Engadin's surroundings by going to Landwasser Viaduct (in Filisur), Schlittelbahn Preda Bergun (in Bergun) and Lenzerheide Ski Resort (in Lenzerheide).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sils im Engadin trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Sils im Engadin takes 3 hours. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get a bit cooler in Sils im Engadin: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Zurich.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

On the 26th (Thu), wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online route maker.

You can drive from Sils im Engadin to Zurich in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sils im Engadin in January; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C.
Nature · Neighborhoods · 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.

Engadin St. Moritz travel guide

Lookouts · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Known as the "festival hall of the Alps," the Engadin St. Moritz resort is nestled 1,800 m (5,906 ft) above sea level and famous for its sunny climate, outdoor sports, and panoramic landscapes. Access the resort via the Rhaetian Railway, a member of the World Heritage List, which brings visitors one-step closer to the immaculate blue skies. Beside a glittering lake and pine forests, the picturesque village features Engadin houses distinguished by their decorative facades and funnel-shaped windows. With over 350 km (217 mi) of trails, sports enthusiasts will rejoice in the limitless opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.