11 days in Paris & Zurich Itinerary

11 days in Paris & Zurich Itinerary

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11 days in Paris & Zurich Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Fontainebleau and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Île de la Cité and Pere-Lachaise Cemetery (Cimetiere du Pere-Lachaise) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Musee Camille Claudel (in Nogent-sur-Seine). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Champagne Tarlant, look for gifts at Champagne Sourdet-Diot, explore the historical opulence of Chateau d'Yevre-le-Chatel, and take a stroll through Trocadero.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip builder tool .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or fly. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Paris due to the time zone difference. In November, Paris is a bit cooler than San Francisco - with highs of 51°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Chateau d'Yevre-le-Chatel, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Champagne Sourdet-Diot, Orléans Cathedral, Chateau de Pierrefonds
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Musee Camille Claudel ©
Musee Camille Claudel
Chateau de Pierrefonds ©
Chateau de Pierrefonds

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Swiss National Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt Luzern and Fraumünster Church. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lion Monument (in Lucerne) and Rotsee - Badi (in Ebikon). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), look for gifts at Victorinox Flagship Store Zurich, tour the pleasant surroundings at Zoo Zurich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in December, with highs in Zurich at 41°F and lows at 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rotsee - Badi
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Rotsee - Badi ©
Rotsee - Badi
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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