13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  14​h
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— Few hours
Train:  4​h
3
Wengen, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train:  3​h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h
End: Doha, Qatar

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Palace of Versailles, Musée du Parfum, and other attractions you added. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Chartres Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip planning app .

Doha, Qatar to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 30°C and lows about 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Westfield Les 4 Temps, Palace of Versailles, Chartres Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Geneva Water Fountain, The Flower Clock and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. On the 28th (Sun), make a trip to The Flower Clock, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Geneva visit website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wengen.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums
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Highlights from your plan
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
The Flower Clock ©
The Flower Clock

4
nights
Wengen, Switzerland

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. The Matterhorn has been added to your itinerary. Visit Kleine Scheidegg and Lauterbrunnen Church for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wengen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Wengen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Wengen: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Matterhorn
Highlights from your plan
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titlis as well as Rhine Falls. You'll explore and learn at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Sherlock Holmes Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nadelwehr and Uferpromenade Weggis. Take a break from Lucerne with a short trip to Seebad Eich in Eich, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Wengen to Lucerne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uferpromenade Weggis, Seebad Eich, Rhine Falls, Sherlock Holmes Museum, Titlis
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Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Zurich travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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