13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary maker tool.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Paris is an approximately 20-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kinshasa in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip app.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Geneva to be slightly colder, temps between 6°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Domenico, then get in on the excitement at Lido di Lugano, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Lugano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Geneva in December, expect nights in Lugano to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lugano

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta

3
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Central Sport (in Wengen), Lac de Claus (in Sedrun) and Panoramabrucke Sigriswil (in Sigriswil). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, stop by Alpiglen, and explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Grindelwald travel route builder site.

Drive from Lugano to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen
Central Sport ©
Central Sport

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then contemplate the waterfront views at Seebad Katzensee, and finally stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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