14 days in Paris, Switzerland & Brussels Itinerary

14 days in Paris, Switzerland & Brussels Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
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Paris, France

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.
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary website.

London, UK to Paris is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Nightlife · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 25:

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde and then take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Geneva are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for Zermatt on the 27th (Fri).

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

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 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, then explore the activities along Grindjisee, then explore the activities along Riffelsee, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta". Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Riederalp, explore the historical opulence of Stockalper Palace, engage your brain at Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, then look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, then explore the activities along Leisee, and finally snap pictures at Hangebrucke.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt vacation planning site.

You can drive from Geneva to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:

Lugano, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sasso San Gottardo and Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse. Get some cultural insight at Cascate di Santa Petronilla and Centro Visitatori AlpTransit San Gottardo. Venture out of the city with trips to Tibetan bridge "Carasc" (in Sementina), Agriloro (in Genestrerio) and Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro storico Gandria, examine the collection at Fondazione Monte Verita, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata della Piumogna.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lugano online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Zermatt to Lugano takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and tram. In August, daytime highs in Lugano are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 3:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum, examine the collection at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, admire the masterpieces at Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, then get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, then wander the streets of Schanzengraben Canal, and finally see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Munsterkirche, examine the collection at IWC Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum zu Allerheiligen, then examine the collection at Villa Flora Winterthur, then see the interesting displays at Winterthur Kunstmuseum, and finally stop by Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank.

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You can drive from Lugano to Zurich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, Zurich is little chillier than Lugano - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Brussels.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at BELvue Museum, then wander the streets of Lower Town, and then wander the streets of Place St. Gery.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Brussels vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Brussels takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Brussels are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Brussels

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

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.