11 days in Switzerland, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Strasbourg & Paris Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town and Maurice de Mauriac. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Niederdorf, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Limmatquai, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zurich road trip site.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 6 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Bangkok in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Strasbourg, France

— 1 night

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gare de Strasbourg, wander the streets of La Petite France, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centre-ville de Strasbourg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Strasbourg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France

— 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee de la Grande Guerre and Petit Palais. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Maincy--about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and stop by Latin Quarter.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Traveling by train from Strasbourg to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Paris

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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.