14 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then visit Old Town.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich vacation planner.

Redmond, USA to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Redmond in August, you will find days in Zurich are little chillier (76°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (57°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then don't miss a visit to Riffelsee, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", and finally explore the activities along Grunsee. On your second day here, explore the activities along Stellisee, then trek along 5 Lakes Walk, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt tour planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Zermatt takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Harderkulm and Heimwehfluh will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and BOHAG Helikopterrundflug. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Maennlichen Romantic Trail (in Grindelwald), Brienz (Giessbachfälle & Axalp) and Thun (Thunersee & Schloss Thun). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, and admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte.

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Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 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 discover tucked-away gems like Petit Palais and Latin Quarter. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Hotel de Ville. The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and don't miss a visit to Le Trocadero et son esplanade.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Paris trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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.