19 days in Switzerland, Turkey & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland, Turkey & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Kusadasi, Turkey
— 2 nights

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris as well as Eiffel Tower. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Arc de Triomphe and The Paris Catacombs. Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and look for gifts at Shakespeare and Company Bookstore.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder website.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Paris is minus 4.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©

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 2nd (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Detonation, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Und Erlebniscenter Westside, then get engrossed in the history at Gruyeres Castle, and finally see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern holiday builder site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Bern takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bern, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Side Trip

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Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center)
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Jungfraujoch has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch, then look for gifts at Mad Cow, then take a memorable tour with Hang Gliding Interlaken, and finally examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Hang Gliding Interlaken ©
Hang Gliding Interlaken
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Mad Cow ©
Mad Cow

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Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 5th (Wed), witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke and then hit the slopes at Melchsee-Frutt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake, examine the collection at Sherlock Holmes Museum, and then snap pictures at Trift Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Engelberg online tour planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. October in Engelberg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Engelberg

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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Melchsee-Frutt ©
Melchsee-Frutt
Sherlock Holmes Museum ©
Sherlock Holmes Museum
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection, then explore the wide array of goods at Bucherer, then steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and finally see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne itinerary planner.

Getting from Engelberg to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 8th (Sat), look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich online travel route planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then stop by Motif Collection, and then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, look for gifts at Aslan Gift Shop, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then stop by Jennifer's Hamam, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

Before you visit Istanbul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Zurich to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Zurich to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in October, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
On the 13th (Thu), look for gifts at Kusadasi Leather, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, then delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kusadasi trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Istanbul to Kusadasi in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Kusadasi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, Kusadasi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

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