13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 30 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
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.
Attractions like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Marne-la-Vallee to see Disneyland Paris about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary builder.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Paris is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Paris, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, things will get cooler in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.

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
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and then enjoy some diversion at Indoor Rope Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 1°C and -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Heidi's Photo Chalet ©
Heidi's Photo Chalet

2
nights
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz and then fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Alprundweg Leiterli and then fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lenk im Simmental in 1.5 hours. December in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli

3
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Matterhorn and Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Next up on the itinerary: expand your horizons at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kaferberg, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich attractions planning tool.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Kaferberg ©
Kaferberg

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