17 days in Zurich, Geneva & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Zurich, Geneva & Paris Itinerary

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17 days in Zurich, Geneva & Paris Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich visit planning tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vancouver to Zurich, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Vancouver in January: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Take a break from Geneva with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Zurich to Geneva by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

7
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, stop by Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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