8 days in Paris, Rome & Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Paris, Rome & Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Fly to Paris
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Drive to Manchester


Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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 Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris trip website.

Manchester, USA to Paris is an approximately 21-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Manchester to Paris due to the time zone difference. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vatican Museums, and then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rome travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Rome to be a bit warmer, temps between 90°F and 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten.

To see reviews and tourist information, read our Zurich online road trip planner.

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rome in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.