16 days in Switzerland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Belgium & Paris Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  17​h
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Brussels, Belgium
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad, India

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Rigi as well as Mount Titlis. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rosengart Collection and Nadelwehr. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and make a trip to The Nine Towers.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool .

Ahmedabad, India to Lucerne is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Lucerne, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Lucerne is much colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mount Titlis
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Mt. Rigi ©
Mt. Rigi
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Mount Titlis ©
Mount Titlis

4
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch. UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Kleine Scheidegg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Aletsch Glacier and Trümmelbachfälle. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Bern (The Cathedral of Bern & Matte), 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn (in Murren) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). There's still lots to do: get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Basel.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Jungfrau Region, Bern, The Eiger Trail, Trümmelbachfälle, 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

2
nights
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, see the interesting displays at Augusta Raurica, then explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, and finally stop by Xocolatl. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tierpark Lange Erlen, don't miss a visit to Dreilaendereck, take in nature's colorful creations at Merian Garten, explore and take pictures at Stadion St Jakobpark, then examine the collection at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kloster Mariastein.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Basel sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Basel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Basel are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Paris.

Things to do in Basel

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Kloster Mariastein, Augusta Raurica, Fondation Beyeler, Jesuitenkirche
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Tierpark Lange Erlen ©
Tierpark Lange Erlen
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then don't miss a visit to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and finally get outside with Promenade Quai Branly.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris route planning app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Basel to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Minnewaterpark, make a trip to The Markt, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at 2be Beer Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, then get to know the fascinating history of Beguinage (Begijnhof), and finally hike along Bruges Art Route.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bruges are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
The Markt ©
The Markt

few
hours
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brussels online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Brussels

Nightlife Museums Parks
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