12 days in Switzerland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
3
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
4
Paris, France
— 3 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Glen Fahrn 'the Pearl' Zurich. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & Chapel Bridge). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read our Zurich tour itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Zurich is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), don't miss a visit to Grand Place, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally explore the galleries of Atomium. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Place St. Gery, examine the collection at Beer Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise des Carmes, and finally see the interesting displays at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Brussels trip itinerary app.

Fly from Zurich to Brussels in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

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Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, admire the striking features of Belfry of Bruges, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally go for a walk through Walplein. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges, get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, then make a trip to The Markt, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Salvador Dali Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bruges journey builder site.

Drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Bruges sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Île de la Cité and Scuba & Snorkeling. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, stop by Le Marais, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip maker site.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Bruges in July, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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