13 days in Switzerland, Paris & Scandinavia Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Paris & Scandinavia Itinerary

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13 days in Switzerland, Paris & Scandinavia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  8​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

1
day
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Zurich. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, and finally take in the views from Hangebrucke. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zermatt trip planning app .

Getting from Zurich to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Zermatt

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

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris visit planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Paris by train takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

2
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Little Mermaid (Den Lille Havfrue) and then try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Denmark, take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, then step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetaarn.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Copenhagen route planner .

Fly from Paris to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Copenhagen, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Tivoli Gardens ©
Tivoli Gardens
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rundetarn ©
Rundetarn

3
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kids will enjoy Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Skansen, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, admire all the interesting features of Cirkus Arena, and make a trip to Stockholm City Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm online travel route planner .

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in January; daily highs in Stockholm reach 0°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town

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