21 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights


Paris, France — 5 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've added Disneyland Paris, Le Mur des Je t'aime, Temple de l'Amour, and other attractions to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, The Hall of Mirrors, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder website.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in January, plan for cooler days in Paris, with highs around 8°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Confiserie Sprungli as well as Grossmunster. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, walk around Lindenhof Hill, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In January, Zurich is slightly colder than Paris - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Titlis, Laderach and Fronalpstock. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Luzern, enjoy breathtaking views from Hammetschwand Lift, and take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne road trip planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In January in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trips
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes OUTDOOR - Interlaken Base, Pure Switzerland - Tours and Guiding and Hohematte Park. On the 18th (Tue), walk around Hohematte Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Harderkulm, and finally catch all the local highlights with Pure Switzerland - Tours and Guiding. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: skim along the rocks with OUTDOOR - Interlaken Base.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Interlaken vacation planning website.

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 2°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, Gornergrat and Oberrothorn. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, don't miss a visit to Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and see the winter wonderland with Sunnegga.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Geneva.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Geneva, Switzerland — 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Alptitude, La Chocolaterie de Geneve and Lake Geneva. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to The Flower Clock, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally stop by La Chocolaterie de Geneve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then look for gifts at Alptitude.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In January in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Beaches
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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.