20 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Brig, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

City of Light

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, The Water Parterres, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Montmartre, and make a trip to Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris online sightseeing planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in October, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6
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Louvre Museum
4.6
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Eiffel Tower
4.5

4
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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Paragliding Luzern) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich attractions planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Art Museum
Museum Rietberg
4.6
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Water Body
Lake Lucerne
4.8
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Water Body
Lake Zurich
4.7

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Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, then make a trip to Kirchturm Heiden, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, and then make a trip to Berggasthaus Aescher - Wildkirchli.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Appenzell visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Landmark
Kirchturm Heiden
4.8

2
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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 13th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then get to know the resident critters at Tierpark Dahlholzli, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bern tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Appenzell to Bern in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
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Water Body
Lake Brienz
4.8
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Water Body
Thunersee
4.9

2
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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get great views at Jungfraujoch and then hike along The Eiger. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald day trip tool.

Drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brig.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:
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World heritage site
Jungfraujoch
4.4
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Mountain
The Eiger
4.9
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Waterfall
Trümmelbachfälle
4.6

1
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Brig, Switzerland

Brig ©
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then stroll through Chemin Pedestre de la Rampe Sud du Lotschberg, and then trek along Alpine Trails.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brig trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Brig takes 2.5 hours. October in Brig sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Must see
Aletsch Glacier
4.8
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Hiking Trail
Alpine Trails
5.0

3
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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the activities along Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, grab a seat and go on Gornergrat, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Brig to Zermatt takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
The Matterhorn
4.8
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Scenic Drive
Gornergrat
4.8
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Water Body
Riffelsee
4.7

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