16 days in London, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in London, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Bern
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights


London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, stroll around Hyde Park, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil to London is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Belo Horizonte to London, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in July, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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Getting from Paris to Bern by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of Grindelwald to go to Brienz and see Lake Brienz, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Wed), take a stroll through Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, make a trip to The Nine Towers, snap pictures at Spreuer Bridge (Spreuerbrucke), then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

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Getting from Grindelwald to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.