49 days in London, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

49 days in London, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 13 nights
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Paris, France
— 12 nights
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Bern
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Bern, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Gimmelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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London, United Kingdom

— 13 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Mompesson House) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswold Motoring Museum, Birdland, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your London trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to London is 4 hours. Traveling from San Juan in May, expect London to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 31:

Paris, France

— 12 nights

City of Light

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and examine the collection at Musee Rodin.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Paris journey site.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bern.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 12:

Bern, Switzerland

— 5 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First & First Cliff Walk by Tissot), St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, visit UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Garden (Botanischer Garten).

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Bern in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Gallen.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

St. Gallen, Switzerland

— 2 nights
The heart of eastern Switzerland, St.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, stop by Flauderei, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, then see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and finally see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, then get outside with Seealpsee, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, and finally contemplate the long history of Landsgemeindeplatz.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Gallen trip builder tool.

You can drive from Bern to St. Gallen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in St. Gallen are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in St. Gallen

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 6 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Zurich (Uetliberg Mountain, Bahnhofstrasse, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, don't miss a visit to Kornmarkt, identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and steep yourself in history at Museggmauer.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from St. Gallen to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gimmelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 25:

Gimmelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night
Gimmelwald is a small village in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, halfway up the mountain between Stechelberg and Mürren, at an elevation of 1363 meters (4472 feet). Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gimmelwald online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Lucerne to Gimmelwald with the Route module. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Gimmelwald

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Change things up with a short trip to Simplon Pass in Brig (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, look for gifts at Laderach, don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read Zermatt road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gimmelwald to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, and then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Riserva naturale Les Grangettes, then admire the natural beauty at Parc de Mon Repos, then walk around Parc de Milan et cret de Montriond, and finally do a tasting at Chateau De Glerolles.

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

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Montreux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

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You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 5th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.