19 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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19 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12 h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. Escape the urban bustle at Lac de Claus and Mount Titlis. Change things up with a short trip to Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried in Neerach (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning site .

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Zurich reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lac de Claus, Naturschutzzentrum Neeracherried, Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Maennlichen, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark, and finally look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken vacation website .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Maennlichen, Trümmelbachfälle
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

3
nights
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

La Chaux-de-Fonds ©
La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel. Step off the beaten path and head to Rochers des Sommetres and Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel. Appreciate the collections at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains and Galerie Quint-Essences. Get out of town with these interesting La Chaux-de-Fonds side-trips: Creux du Van (in Neuchatel), Vallee du Gotteron (in Fribourg) and Lac Vert d'Undervelier (in Undervelier). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Gorges de l'Areuse, kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, and contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs de Bonfol.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our La Chaux-de-Fonds tour planner .

Drive from Interlaken to La Chaux-de-Fonds in 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Interlaken in May: high temperatures in La Chaux-de-Fonds hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lausanne.

Things to do in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel, Rochers des Sommetres, Gorges de l'Areuse, Lac Vert d'Undervelier
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Gorges de l'Areuse ©
Gorges de l'Areuse
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel ©
Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel

4
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Escape the urban bustle at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces and Les Gorges De La Jogne. Get out of town with these interesting Lausanne side-trips: l'Arboretum National du Vallon de l'Aubonne (in Aubonne) and Riserva naturale Les Grangettes (in Villeneuve). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille ville, explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne.

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Traveling by car from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Lausanne takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Lausanne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Vieille ville, Riserva naturale Les Grangettes
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Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Catacombs of Paris make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Montmartre and Arc de Triomphe are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

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Take a train from Lausanne to Paris in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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