13 days in Zurich, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Zurich, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Zurich, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
2
Strasbourg, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Swimming Pools Unter Letten and Strandbad Mythenquai will thrill your kids. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Ufschotti Park, & more). There's still lots to do: stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, cool off at Hallenbad Altstetten, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich attractions planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Manchester, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Hallenbad Altstetten ©
Hallenbad Altstetten

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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), step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, steep yourself in history at Protestant Church of St. Peter the Younger, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg. On your second day here, wander the streets of La Petite France, meet the residents at Parc Animalier Friedel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and finally cool off at Total Jump.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Strasbourg tour itinerary app .

You can drive from Zurich to Strasbourg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Strasbourg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Total Jump, Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg ©
Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France

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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 Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, find something for the whole family at Jardin d'Acclimatation, and explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Paris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Arc de Triomphe, Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris
Jardin d'Acclimatation ©
Jardin d'Acclimatation

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