13 days in Zurich, Paris & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Zurich, Paris & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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13 days in Zurich, Paris & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 day
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lion Monument, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Kaferberg, have some family-friendly fun at Sim Academy, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip planner .

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. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at The Catacombs of Paris, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Paris is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Room Escape Games

1
day
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, see Santa Claus Office, and then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip tool .

Fly from Paris to Rovaniemi in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Paris in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -10°C and lows are around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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