17 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Nice, France
— 2 nights
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
6
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Champs-Elysees as well as Eiffel Tower. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, wander the streets of Le Marais, and get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Paris travel planner.

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Saint-Paul de Vence, then get to know the fascinating history of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, and then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paloma Beach, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, and then get to know the fascinating history of Vieille Ville.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice online trip builder.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Paloma Beach, Saint-Paul de Vence, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Rue d'Antibes, Villa Kerylos
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Saint-Paul de Vence ©
Saint-Paul de Vence
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee Ariana, stroll through Plage de Port-Choiseul, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, then examine the collection at Chateau de Nyon, and then wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Geneva takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, Geneva is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Vieux-Carouge, Chateau de Nyon
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Geneva in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Interlaken, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trip

Flussbad Schwabis Thun
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
Flussbad Schwabis Thun ©
Flussbad Schwabis Thun

2
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Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Cathedral of Bern, Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, then kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives, and then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle. On your second day here, wander the streets of Matte, then browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern travel route site.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bachalpsee Lake, Jeunes Rives, Gruyeres Castle, Kloster Mariastein
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Titlis has been added to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche, then stop by Altstadt Luzern, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Lucerne journey maker website.

Drive from Bern to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Limmat. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Old Town, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

Make your Zurich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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