15 days in Milan, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Milan, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Milan, Switzerland & Paris Itinerary

Start: Tallinn, Estonia
Fly:  6​h
1
Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Engelberg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tallinn, Estonia

4
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Head to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and Brera Districtfor plenty of shopping. Explore Milan's surroundings by going to Basilica San Michele Maggiore (in Pavia), Fidenza Village (in Fidenza) and Oasi di Sant'Alessio (in Sant'Alessio con Vialone). There's more to do: make a trip to Piazza del Duomo.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Milan road trip planner .

Tallinn, Estonia to Milan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Traveling from Tallinn to Milan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in August: high temperatures in Milan hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Milan

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Basilica San Michele Maggiore, Oasi di Sant'Alessio, Fidenza Village
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Brera District ©
Brera District
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco

2
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.
On the 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Einsteinhaus, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum / Einstein Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken day trip website .

Getting from Milan to Interlaken by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in August: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 26°C and lows are around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Bern, Trümmelbachfälle, Thunersee
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titlis. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hofkirche, stop by Läderach, then kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Engelberg driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Engelberg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. August in Engelberg sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Hofkirche ©
Hofkirche

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt) and then stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

You can drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée d'Orsay and Musée Rodin. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Montmartre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacre Coeur Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online road trip planner .

Take a train from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Musee Rodin ©
Musee Rodin
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

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