22 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Explore hidden gems such as Basel Minster and Strandbad Mythenquai. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall), Seebad Eich (in Eich) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Altstadt Luzern, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls, Basel Minster, Seebad Eich, Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Parasailing & Paragliding and Kleine Scheidegg. Shop till you drop at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Mad Cow. Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Zahringerbrunnen (in Bern), Oberhofen Castle (in Oberhofen am Thunersee) and Schloss THUN (in Thun). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, stroll around Hohematte Park, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken day trip website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. June in Interlaken sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Bern, Oberhofen Castle, Schloss THUN, Kleine Scheidegg
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Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chateau de Chillon and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Popular historic sites such as Valere Basilica and Chateau de Tourbillon are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Eglise de Saint-Sulpice (in Saint Sulpice) and Chateau de la Batiaz (in Martigny). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, buy something for everyone on your list at Manor Geneve, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sion, Eglise de Saint-Sulpice, Chateau de la Batiaz, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice ©
Eglise de Saint-Sulpice

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.
For shopping fun, head to Champs-Elysees or Galeries Bartoux Honfleur. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Sainte-Chapelle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Saint Catherine's Catholic Church (in Honfleur), Rouen (Eglise Saint-Godard, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, & more) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse, explore the world behind art at Chateau de Chantilly, and examine the collection at Musee Somme 1916.

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

Getting from Geneva to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. June in Paris sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rouen, Honfleur, Musee Somme 1916, Adelaide Cemetery, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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