12 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jardin des Tuileries and Île de la Cité. Step out of Paris to go to Chartres and see Chartres Cathedral, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Paris is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Paris. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Chaplin's World, go for a walk through Montreux Lakeside, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

Start your trip to Montreux by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a train from Paris to Montreux in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Museums
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip builder.

Take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the views from Titlis Cliff Walk and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Engelberg road trip app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Engelberg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rhine Falls and Lion Monument. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers & Altstadt Luzern). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, take a stroll through Old Town, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip planner.

You can drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. 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 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain
Old Town ©
Old Town

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