22 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
2
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 3 nights
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 6 nights

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Parish Church of St. John for their historical value. Get outdoors at Rigi and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Seebad Eich (in Eich), Kuessnacht am Rigi (Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee & Seilpark Rigi) and The Rosengart Collection (in Lucerne). There's still lots to do: boost your wellbeing at Alpenbad, wander the streets of Niederdorf, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

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Hyderabad, India to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-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. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Kuessnacht am Rigi, Lucerne, Alpenbad, Badi Lutzelsee, Seebad Eich
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Alpenbad ©
Alpenbad
Old Town ©
Old Town
Rigi ©
Rigi

3
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Take a break from the city and head to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona and Kronberg. Popular historic sites such as Landsgemeindeplatz and Pfalzkeller are in your itinerary. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Witzweg (in Heiden) and St. Leonhard Kapelle (in Bad Ragaz). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg, sample the tasty concoctions at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, and trek along Lillyweg.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Appenzell trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Zurich to Appenzell in 1.5 hours. December in Appenzell sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Appenzell

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Pfalzkeller, Kronberg, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Landsgemeindeplatz
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Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona ©
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Santis der Berg ©
Santis der Berg

4
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.
Get outdoors at Hightide Kayak School and Aare River. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Molitor (in Wengen), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Jeunes Rives (in Neuchatel). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and see the world from above with Skydive Switzerland.

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You can drive from Appenzell to Interlaken in 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Appenzell in December, with highs in Interlaken at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Molitor, Mt Pilatus, Jungfraujoch, Jeunes Rives
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Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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 14th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva and then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Port-Choiseul, then do a tasting at Domaine Les Perrieres, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geneva tour planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, Geneva is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Domaine Les Perrieres
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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Domaine Les Perrieres ©
Domaine Les Perrieres

6
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.
Visiting Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, slough off your stress at Les Bains d'AliA, take a memorable tour with Driveme, and admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary planner.

Getting from Geneva to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Geneva in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 3°C in Paris. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Evasion Canine, Les Bains d'AliA
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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