9 days in Paris, Zurich & Milan Itinerary

9 days in Paris, Zurich & Milan Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights

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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.
Bring the kids along to Louvre Museum and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris online road trip planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Paris is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Colombo in February: high temperatures in Paris hover around 9°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

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Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
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The Paris Catacombs

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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 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then take a stroll through Old Town. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Zurich planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Milan.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo.

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You can drive from Zurich to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Milan sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

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