13 days in Rovaniemi, Paris & Swiss Alps Itinerary

13 days in Rovaniemi, Paris & Swiss Alps Itinerary

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Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 day
Fly:  8 h 45 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  8 h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Fiesch in Valais, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Riva San Vitale, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
day
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 27th (Thu), get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western Indonesia Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Disneyland Paris in Marne-la-Vallee--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Paris in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Paris reach 9°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive 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
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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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 enjoy The Matterhorn and Clay Shoot Zermatt. There's much more to do: pick up some new knowledge with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, get outside with Monta Rosa Hut, fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, and snap pictures at Hangebrucke.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip maker.

Getting from Paris to Zermatt by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Fiesch in Valais.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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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 ©
On the 5th (Sat), take in the views from Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, thenhike along Gommer Hohenweg, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fiesch in Valais trip maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Fiesch in Valais. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Riva San Vitale.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gommer Hohenweg, Hangebrucke Furgangen-Muhlebach, Aletsch Glacier
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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 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptisterium Riva San Vitale, thendelve into the distant past at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, thenengage your brain at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, and finally delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Riva San Vitale online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Fiesch in Valais to Riva San Vitale in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riva San Vitale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, Monte San Giorgio
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Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio ©
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio
Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello ©
Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello

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