9 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
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Veytaux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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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 25th (Sun): admire the local landmark of Europuddle, then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Zurich, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bern.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Veytaux.
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Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Veytaux, Switzerland — 1 night

Veytaux is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland.The Chateau of Chillon provides a marvelous view of the entire Lake of Geneva located in Avenue de Chillon.HistoryVeytaux is first mentioned in 1332 as Veytour.GeographyVeytaux has an area, of 6.8km2. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Instinctif.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Veytaux road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bern to Veytaux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 27th (Tue), you're off to Zermatt.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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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 27th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zermatt attractions planner.

Drive from Veytaux to Zermatt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Paris.
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Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Paris, France — 3 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 Musee d'Orsay, take in the views from Pont Alexandre III, take a stroll through Le Marais, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip site.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Paris takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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