8 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights

3
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Fontainebleau and Latin Quarter. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Army Museum and Musee des Arts Forains. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Paris online journey planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Paris. In December, Paris is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte ©
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
The Army Museum ©
The Army Museum

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geneva online itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Geneva is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 14th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then don't miss a visit to Hauptbahnhof.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Geneva to Lucerne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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