12 days in Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights


Paris, France — 3 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

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New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in March: high temperatures in Paris hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

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You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Laderach, head outdoors with Trockener Steg, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

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You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
Winter Sports · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riederalp, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, then stop by Molitor, and finally explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

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Traveling by car from Zermatt to Grindelwald takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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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 23rd (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.