9 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Ile Saint-Louis. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Paris is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Paris at 29°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Le Marais ©
Le Marais

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, then trek along The Eiger Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and then stroll through Maennlichen.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Interlaken sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, then stroll through Ufschotti Park, and then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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