10 days in Zurich, Bern & Paris Itinerary

10 days in Zurich, Bern & Paris Itinerary

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10 days in Zurich, Bern & Paris Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Zurich is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 8°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 17th (Thu), engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bern route planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Bern, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lausanne, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Creux du Van
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Champs-Elysees. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry, approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bern to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bern in October, Paris is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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