12 days in Paris, Zurich & Italy Itinerary

12 days in Paris, Zurich & Italy Itinerary

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1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights

4
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.
Attractions like Le Bois des Aigles and Chartres Historic Preservation Area make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes and Musee de la Grande Guerre. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau de Mont-l'Eveque (in Mont-l'Eveque), Chateau de Maintenon (in Maintenon) and Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise St-Aignan and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Danses Macabres d’Europe.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Beijing, China to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Beijing to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Paris, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Chartres, Chateau de Mont-l'Eveque, Abbaye Saint-Jean-des-Vignes, Musee de la Grande Guerre, Le Bois des Aigles
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Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon
Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles
Danses Macabres d’Europe ©
Danses Macabres d’Europe

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sattel Hochstuckli and Festung Vitznau. You'll explore and learn at Forum of Swiss History Schwyz and Zoological Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Wildegg Castle (in Wildegg), Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG (in Engelberg) and Hallwyl Castle (in Seengen).

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning tool.

Getting from Paris to Zurich by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Wildegg Castle, Forum of Swiss History Schwyz, Brunni-Bahnen Engelberg AG, Sattel Hochstuckli, Hallwyl Castle
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Sattel Hochstuckli ©
Sattel Hochstuckli
Hallwyl Castle ©
Hallwyl Castle
Wildegg Castle ©
Wildegg Castle

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Santuario Francescano del Presepe and Castello Orsini-Odescalchi will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Quartiere San Pellegrino and Viterbo Historic Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastero Di S.Benedetto (in Subiaco), Museo Civico di Geopaleontologia e Preistoria dei Colli Albani (in Velletri) and Museo Colle del Duomo (in Viterbo). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Museo Storico Piana delle Orme and delve into the distant past at Rieti's Underground.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome route maker app.

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Rome: highs are around °C and lows about °C. On the 11th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Viterbo, Rieti's Underground, Castello Orsini-Odescalchi, Santuario Francescano del Presepe, Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
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Quartiere San Pellegrino ©
Quartiere San Pellegrino
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme ©
Museo Storico Piana delle Orme
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi ©
Castello Orsini-Odescalchi

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