9 days in France & Switzerland Itinerary

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


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.
Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Versailles (The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip app.

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Nice.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Promenade des Anglais, take a stroll through Old Town, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally stop by Zoe la Belette.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nice trip maker tool.

Fly from Paris to Nice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in April, Nice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich holiday website.

Fly from Nice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in April, expect Zurich to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Switzerland travel guide

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.