16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Innsbruck Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Switzerland & Innsbruck Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 3 nights
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Paris, France

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe and Louvre Museum. Do your shopping at La Grande Epicerie de Paris Rive Gauche and Mouffetard Market. Get a sense of the local culture at Musee Rodin and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee), Temple de l'Amour (in Versailles) and Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Latin Quarter, stop by ROY - Chocolatier, pick up some new knowledge with Philovino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris online sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Paris. In December, Paris is much colder than Dubai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

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Geneva, Switzerland

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 24th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, things will get slightly colder in Geneva: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 26th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, and finally see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches . On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Ghost.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bern route website.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in December, Bern is little chillier at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Seebad Katzensee, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Zurich.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

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Innsbruck, Austria

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Family-friendly places like Bergisel Ski Jump and Speckeria will thrill your kids. The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl) and Schloss Ambras Innsbruck will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Innsbruck side-trips: Leutascher Geisterklamm (in Leutasch) and Seekirchl (in Seefeld in Tirol). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Markthalle.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Innsbruck trip maker site.

You can drive from Zurich to Innsbruck in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.