18 days in Switzerland, Italian Alps & Paris Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland, Italian Alps & Paris Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland, Italian Alps & Paris Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Bormio, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Coredo, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Aosta, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum, and then take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt). Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, then take an in-depth tour of Zunfthaus Zur Meisen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Zurich is 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in May, with highs in Zurich at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bormio.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Altstadt Luzern
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Swiss National Museum ©
Swiss National Museum
Old Town (Altstadt) ©
Old Town (Altstadt)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Bormio, Italy

Bormio ©
Bormio is a town and comune with a population of about 4,100 located in the Province of Sondrio, Lombardy region of the Alps in northern Italy.The centre of the upper Valtellina valley, it is a popular winter sports resort. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castel Coira - Churburg, delve into the distant past at Rovine di Castel Montechiaro, view the masterpieces at Gampen Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Nationalparkhaus naturatrafoi, and finally get outside with Stelvio Pass. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere, see the interesting displays at Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto, then play a few rounds at Bormio Golf, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Vallivo Valfurva.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bormio trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Bormio in 4 hours. While traveling from Zurich, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bormio, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Coredo.

Things to do in Bormio

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rovine di Castel Montechiaro, Gampen Gallery, Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto, Palazzo Salis e Museo Senza Frontiere, Castel Coira - Churburg
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Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto ©
Forte Venini di Oga - Valdisotto
Castel Coira - Churburg ©
Castel Coira - Churburg
Nationalparkhaus naturatrafoi ©
Nationalparkhaus naturatrafoi

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Coredo, Italy

Coredo ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di San Romedio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica SS. Martiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta di Cles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, then explore the historical opulence of Castel Valer, and finally make a trip to Castel Thun.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Coredo trip planner .

You can drive from Bormio to Coredo in 3 hours. May in Coredo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Trento.

Things to do in Coredo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, Basilica SS. Martiri, Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta di Cles, Castel Thun, Castel Valer
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Santuario di San Romedio ©
Santuario di San Romedio
Castel Thun ©
Castel Thun
Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo ©
Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

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Trento, Italy

Trento ©
Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museo del Rame Navarini, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, then step into the grandiose world of Castel Beseno, and finally learn about winemaking at Azienda Agricola Grigoletti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, admire the masterpieces at Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, examine the collection at Mulino Angeli, then examine the collection at Arte Sella, and finally examine the collection at Molino Ruatti.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Trento trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Coredo to Trento in an hour. In May in Trento, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aosta.

Things to do in Trento

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Mulino Angeli, Azienda Agricola Grigoletti, Castel Beseno, Molino Ruatti, Arte Sella
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Piazza Duomo ©
Piazza Duomo
Arte Sella ©
Arte Sella

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Aosta, Italy

Aosta ©
In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, examine the collection at Museo Manzetti, take in the spiritual surroundings of Priorato di Sant'Orso, then step into the grandiose world of Castello di Fenis, then examine the collection at Forte di Bard, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello di Issogne. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santo Stefano, delve into the distant past at Criptoportico Forense, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Reale di Sarre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Centro di Falconeria Messaggeri Alati.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aosta driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Trento to Aosta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Aosta

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Forte di Bard, River Rafting & Tubing, Castello di Fenis, Centro di Falconeria Messaggeri Alati, Castello Reale di Sarre
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Castello di Fenis ©
Castello di Fenis
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Aare Gorge, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and finally shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stop by Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aosta to Interlaken takes 3.5 hours. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Aare Gorge, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Trümmelbachfälle, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge

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nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
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 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, explore the world behind art at Collection de l'Art Brut, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), and finally do a tasting at Vignobles de Chexbres. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Eglise Romane de Rougemont, then steep yourself in history at Historical village of Saanen, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, and finally examine the collection at Chaplin's World.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Montreux planner .

Drive from Interlaken to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Vignobles de Chexbres, Eglise Romane de Rougemont
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Castle of Gruyeres ©
Castle of Gruyeres

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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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Appreciate the collections at Palace of Versailles and Musee d'Orsay. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Montreux to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Paris sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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