11 days in Paris & Zurich Itinerary

11 days in Paris & Zurich Itinerary

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Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Musee Camille Claudel and Chateau d'Yevre-le-Chatel. Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Pierrefonds and Chateau de Fontainebleau. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Orléans Cathedral (in Orleans), Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (in Maincy) and Champagne Albert Levasseur (in Cuchery). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Champagne Sourdet-Diot, don't miss a visit to Pere-Lachaise Cemetery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Île de la Cité.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary tool.

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Francisco in November, with highs in Paris at 51°F and lows at 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Champagne Sourdet-Diot, Chateau de Pierrefonds, Chateau de Fontainebleau, Champagne Alain Mercier et Fils, Orléans Cathedral
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Chateau de Fontainebleau
Chateau de Fontainebleau
Musee Camille Claudel ©
Musee Camille Claudel
Chateau d'Yevre-le-Chatel ©
Chateau d'Yevre-le-Chatel

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Rotsee - Badi and Victorinox Flagship Store Zurich. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Grossmunster. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lion Monument & Altstadt Luzern). The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 41°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rotsee - Badi
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Rotsee - Badi ©
Rotsee - Badi
Victorinox Flagship Store Zurich ©
Victorinox Flagship Store Zurich

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