11 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & France Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Relax by the water at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich attractions planning app .

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. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in October; daily highs in Zurich reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, and finally wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne vacation planner .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In November in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Lucerne

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Head to La Croisette and Rue d'Antibesfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Vieille Ville and Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate are in your itinerary. Step out of Nice to go to St-Paul-de-Vence and see Saint-Paul de Vence, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Castel Plage, make a trip to Place Massena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Cathedral, and examine the collection at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Lucerne to Nice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lucerne in November: high temperatures in Nice hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cannes, Saint-Paul de Vence, Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, Eglise St Pierre & Paul
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in November, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 12°C and 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for home.

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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