13 days in Finland, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Finland, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  8​h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia


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1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary maker .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Helsinki is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Jakarta to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Helsinki to Paris in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 1 hour. In December, Paris is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Skigebiet Metsch in Lenk im Simmental--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zermatt planner .

Take a train from Paris to Zermatt in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Skigebiet Metsch, Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then get your game on at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Rigi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Zurich by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

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