14 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Confiserie Sprungli. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Zurich and Seebad Katzensee. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

Boston, USA to Zurich is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Grindelwald-First and Harderkulm. For shopping fun, head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern or Mad Cow. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°F in January, and nighttime lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Winter Sports · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 5th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and finally see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, stop by Max Chocolatier, browse the range of quality goods at Bucherer, then explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne travel route planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°F in January, and nighttime lows around 28°F. On the 7th (Sat), you're off to Paris.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. Get outdoors at Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, look for gifts at Les Expressives, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Lucerne in January, expect Paris to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°F and 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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