16 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​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.
On the 20th (Mon), wander the streets of Old Town, then look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Mythenquai, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in April: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 5°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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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.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Paris attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees

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Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or Zoe la Belette. Relax by the water at Castel Plage and Blue Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Soleil, and take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nice itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

La Croisette
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Castel Plage ©
Castel Plage

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then stop by Mad Cow, and finally visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Nice to Interlaken in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in April; daily highs in Interlaken reach 17°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Grindelwald-First, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Trümmelbachfälle
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Mad Cow ©
Mad Cow

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nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, then visit Altstadt Luzern, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Eich.

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

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sun) before leaving for Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Seebad Eich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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