17 days in Switzerland, Italy & Paris Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

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Paris, France — 5 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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & L'Orangerie). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Le Marais, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online itinerary planner.

In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich driving holiday planning website.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Astrid-Kapelle, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, get great views at Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, fly down the slopes at Titlis, pause for some serene contemplation at Hofkirche, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip website.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take the plunge with Skydive Switzerland, take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then identify plant and animal life at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet, then explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Whiskyness, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Interlaken tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geneva.
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva journey planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, stop by Trastevere, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

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Traveling by flight from Geneva to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in April: high temperatures in Rome hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 21st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, steep yourself in history at Squero di San Trovaso, see the interesting displays at MUSME - Museum of the History of Medicine of Padova, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, make a trip to Piazza San Marco, see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France

City of Light

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning tool.

Getting from Venice to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Venice in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C.
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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 · Beaches
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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