17 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Wengen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Rhine Falls and Uetliberg Mountain. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Niederdorf and Zoo Zurich. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 2 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, then explore the venue of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Eich.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 1 night
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.
To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Interlaken are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You'll set off for Wengen on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:

Wengen, Switzerland

— 1 night
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Eiger. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at First Cliff Walk by Tissot, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, and then stop by Molitor.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wengen trip itinerary website.

Getting from Interlaken to Wengen by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Wengen

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Aare River, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, admire the landmark architecture of Rathaus Bern, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then get outside with Ile d'Ogoz, and then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planning website.

You can take a train from Wengen to Bern in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Wengen in December, expect nights in Bern to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

On the 5th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town and then shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Paris, France

— 6 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Musee d'Orsay and Disneyland Paris. Visiting Evasion Canine and Seine River will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: visit Le Marais, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip site.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 9°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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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.