12 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  10 h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Doha, Qatar

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, thenappreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Paris journey maker site.

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Doha in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
You've now added Titlis to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Swiss Chocolate Chalet, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip builder site.

Getting from Paris to Interlaken by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Interlaken when traveling from Paris in March, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Jungfraujoch, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Titlis
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
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 Glacier Express as well as The Matterhorn. On the 21st (Sat), tour in style with Glacier Express, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, thenmake a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, thentour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, thenfly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planning website.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours Outdoors Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Rhine Falls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Markuskirche, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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