20 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Rhine Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich online sightseeing planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Zurich, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Zurich is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive 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.
You've now added Passenger Diaries to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne sightseeing tool.

Take a train from Zurich to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Lucerne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 2 nights

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli, take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore, and then don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, and then stroll around Parco Ciani.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lugano holiday maker tool.

You can take a train from Lucerne to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in September: highs in Lugano hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.
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St. Moritz, Switzerland — 1 night

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Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl and then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz tour builder site.

Getting from Lugano to St. Moritz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Lugano in September, with highs in St. Moritz at 18°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hinterdorfstrasse, Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and Gornergrat. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Gornergrat and then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse. On the next day, take a memorable ride with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Zermatt takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or ride a tram. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 1 night

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montreux online journey builder.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes First Cliff Walk by Tissot, Grindelwald-First, Jungfraujoch, and other attractions you added.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald day trip planning app.

You can drive from Montreux to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

You've now added Old Town to your itinerary. Explore Zurich further: explore the activities along Lake Zurich and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will leave for Paris on the 22nd (Thu).
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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.
Step out of Paris to go to Versailles and see Palace of Versailles, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

Getting from Zurich to Paris by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Paris are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
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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.
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Engadin St. Moritz travel guide

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Lookouts · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Known as the "festival hall of the Alps," the Engadin St. Moritz resort is nestled 1,800 m (5,906 ft) above sea level and famous for its sunny climate, outdoor sports, and panoramic landscapes. Access the resort via the Rhaetian Railway, a member of the World Heritage List, which brings visitors one-step closer to the immaculate blue skies. Beside a glittering lake and pine forests, the picturesque village features Engadin houses distinguished by their decorative facades and funnel-shaped windows. With over 350 km (217 mi) of trails, sports enthusiasts will rejoice in the limitless opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and hiking.
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