12 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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), walk around Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Paris tour itinerary planner .

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Doha in March, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

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

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.
Titlis has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken attractions planning website .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, expect little chillier with lows of 0°C in Interlaken. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Titlis, Trümmelbachfälle, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Jungfraujoch
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Titlis ©
Titlis

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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): tour in style with Glacier Express, take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. On your second day here, cruise along Gornergrat, then stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zermatt tour itinerary planner .

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

Things to do in Zermatt

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

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You've now added Rhine Falls to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Markuskirche, Mt Pilatus, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker tool .

You can drive from Zermatt to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Zurich are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 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
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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