13 days in Paris, Swiss Alps & Austrian Alps Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Swiss Alps & Austrian Alps Itinerary

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13 days in Paris, Swiss Alps & Austrian Alps Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  8​h
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Riva San Vitale, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 day
train:  2​h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia


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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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and make a trip to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris driving holiday website .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Paris is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Paris due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool .

You can 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 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Fiesch in Valais.

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
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland

Fiesch in Valais ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the views from Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, then stroll through Gommer Hohenweg, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fiesch in Valais holiday planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Fiesch in Valais. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Riva San Vitale.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Gommer Hohenweg, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Gommer Hohenweg ©
Gommer Hohenweg
Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach ©
Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach

1
night
Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

Riva San Vitale ©
Riva San Vitale is a municipality in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland, located in the district of Mendrisio.HistoryRiva San Vitale is first mentioned in 774 as Primo Sobenno. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, hike along Parco delle Gole della Breggia, then don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Giorgio.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Riva San Vitale journey builder tool .

You can drive from Fiesch in Valais to Riva San Vitale in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Riva San Vitale

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parco delle Gole della Breggia, Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, Monte San Giorgio, Swissminiatur
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Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Parco delle Gole della Breggia ©
Parco delle Gole della Breggia

1
day
Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
On the 4th (Fri), fly down the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Town Tower (Stadtturm).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Innsbruck itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Riva San Vitale to Innsbruck takes 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck ©
Ski & Snowboardschule Innsbruck
Bergisel Ski Jump ©
Bergisel Ski Jump
Town Tower (Stadtturm) ©
Town Tower (Stadtturm)

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Untersberg, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace.

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You can take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. January in Salzburg sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Salzburg Museum ©
Salzburg Museum
Untersberg
Untersberg

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