15 days in Switzerland, Paris & Milan Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland, Paris & Milan Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Lugano, Switzerland
Milan, Italy
— 5 nights


Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online day trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Paris is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in March, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern), Lucerne (Lion Monument, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary tool.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Interlaken when traveling from Paris in March, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lugano day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Lugano takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Lugano are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for Milan on the 12th (Sat).
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Milan, Italy — 5 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Verona (Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, Museo di Castelvecchio, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Milan online journey planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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.