13 days in Zurich, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Zurich, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
2
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
3
Paris, France
— 6 nights

4
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Zurich, Switzerland

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The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Lake Zurich and Fraumünster Church make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & The Nine Towers) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich tour itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Zurich. Traveling from Manchester in August, you will find days in Zurich are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

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Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, contemplate the long history of Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. On the next day, take a stroll through La Petite France, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Animalier Friedel, thenget to know the fascinating history of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and finally make a splash at Total Jump.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Strasbourg trip maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

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Side Trips

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, Total Jump
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Parc Animalier Friedel
Total Jump ©
Total Jump

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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 Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Triumphal Arch (in Orange). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Triumphal Arch, Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
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Disneyland Paris

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