17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Paris Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly to Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Drive to Vevey
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Vevey, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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San Vigilio, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zurich planning tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Paris.
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Museums · Nature · Parks · Shopping
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Paris, France — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee (about 38 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, shop like a local with Le Marais, and explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Vevey.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Vevey, Switzerland — 1 night

Vevey is a town in Switzerland in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva, near Lausanne.It was the seat of the district of the same name until 2006, and is now part of the Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut District. On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Vevey itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paris to Vevey. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trip
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 1 night

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vevey to Grindelwald takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to San Vigilio.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites · Parks
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San Vigilio, Italy — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Kronplatz (in Brunico), Marmolada (in Rocca Pietore) and Selva di Val Gardena (Val Gardena & Scuola Sci Selva).

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Vigilio online trip planner.

Drive from Grindelwald to San Vigilio in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in San Vigilio can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Venice.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Side Trips
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Venice, Italy — 3 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso, make a trip to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Venice trip planning website.

You can drive from San Vigilio to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from San Vigilio in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Venice, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

On the 25th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Zurich planner.

Fly from Venice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Venice in January, plan for slightly colder days in Zurich, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C.
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Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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