16 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h 15 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

1
night
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland

Fiesch in Valais ©
To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fiesch in Valais online itinerary creator.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Fiesch in Valais is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG

4
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Escape the urban bustle at The Eiger Trail and Bachalpsee Lake. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen) and Meiringen (Reichenbach Falls & Aare Gorge). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and get outside with Bumblebee-Hanggliding GmbH.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip builder.

Traveling by car from Fiesch in Valais to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Meiringen, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Bachalpsee Lake
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parco Civico and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido San Domenico.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lugano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in September, expect nights in Lugano to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Monte San Giorgio
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Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Seebad Katzensee. Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne. Step out of Zurich to go to Lucerne and see Mt Pilatus, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, stop by Confiserie Sprüngli AG, and don't miss a visit to Grossmunster.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lugano to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palace of Versailles and Montmartre are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Musée d'Orsay and Rodin Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Paris, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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