13 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Switzerland & Italy Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Andermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Verona, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris road trip app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in October, things will get colder in Paris: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to fly to Lucerne.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Titlis, admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Banneret, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lucerne attractions app.

Fly from Paris to Lucerne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Andermatt.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Andermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Andermatt is a mountain village and municipality in the canton of Uri in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): cruise along Furka Pass, then play a few rounds at Golfplatz Andermatt, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Teufelsbrucke.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Andermatt trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Andermatt takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the activities along Riffelsee, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Zermatt road trip app.

You can drive from Andermatt to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Verona.
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Verona, Italy — 1 night

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Piazza Bra, hunt for treasures at Piazza delle Erbe, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, then see the interesting displays at Casa di Giulietta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, and finally explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Verona travel planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Verona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and bus. In October in Verona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selva di Val Gardena.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Selva di Val Gardena, Italy — 2 nights

On the 19th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Sass Pordoi, make a trip to Sella Pass, then fly down the slopes at Val Gardena, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Santa Cristina di Bolsena in Val Gardena. Keep things going the next day: stop by Alberto Comploj, wander the streets of Ortisei: Zona Pedonale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cappella di San Silvestro, and finally take a memorable drive along Gardena Pass.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Selva di Val Gardena route planner.

Getting from Verona to Selva di Val Gardena by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Verona in October, expect nights in Selva di Val Gardena to be little chillier, around 2°C, while days are much colder, around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, admire the striking features of Casa Ravizza, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selva di Val Gardena to Milan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Selva di Val Gardena in October: high temperatures in Milan hover around 21°C and lows are around 13°C. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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