17 days in Germany, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Germany, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Germany, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  16 h
1
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strandbad Tegeler See and Strandbar Mitte. You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring the collection at Museum Island. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor), get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, and don't miss a visit to Karl-Marx-Allee.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Berlin itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In April, Berlin is colder than Dammam - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Berlin

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Strandbad Tegeler See ©
Strandbad Tegeler See
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

5
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.
Let the collections at Musée d'Orsay and Rodin Museum capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at River Seine and Île de la Cité. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and explore the activities along Canal Saint-Martin.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Zurich and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Mt Pilatus). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Katzensee, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Zurich sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and The Eiger. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Grindelwald (Schwarzhorn, Alpiglen, & more), Blumental Panorama Trail (in Murren) and Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli (in Gimmelwald).

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken sightseeing planner.

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Blumental Panorama Trail, The Eiger
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Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli

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