11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

11 days in Western Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel route planner
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Train
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris visit planner.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Interlaken.
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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.
When in Interlaken, make a side trip to see Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald, approximately Grindelwald away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken online route maker.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Interlaken reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bern trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bern are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Fontaine du Banneret, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Titlis.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 30th (Sun), wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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