13 days in Rovaniemi, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Rovaniemi, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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13 days in Rovaniemi, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  8​h
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
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 and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi travel itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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 enjoy Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, don't miss a visit to Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Paris takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rovaniemi to Paris. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to take a 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

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trockener Steg, and finally take in the views from Hangebrucke. Here are some ideas for day two: fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society.

For reviews and other tourist information, read our Zermatt travel route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Zermatt in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Classes
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg

1
night
Lenk im Simmental, Switzerland

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Alprundweg Leiterli and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Betelberg.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. In January in Lenk im Simmental, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): trek along The Eiger Trail, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and then stroll through The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Maennlichen and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

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You can drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take in the awesome beauty at Kaferberg, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

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

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