13 days in Frankfurt, Zurich & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Frankfurt, Zurich & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Frankfurt, Zurich & Paris Itinerary

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Frankfurt, Germany
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

5
nights
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt ©
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Explore Frankfurt's surroundings by going to Cologne (Cologne Cathedral, Chocolate Museum, & more), Wurzburg (Alte Mainbruecke, Würzburg Residence, & more) and Schloss Heidelberg (in Heidelberg). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Altstadt, contemplate the long history of Goethe House, admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kleinmarkthalle.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Frankfurt is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Colombo in November, with highs in Frankfurt at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Wurzburg, Cologne, Rothenburg, Schloss Heidelberg
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Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then make a trip to The Nine Towers.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich vacation builder site .

You can fly from Frankfurt to Zurich in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
On the 11th (Mon), get a sense of history and politics at Hotel de Ville. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Zurich to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. November in Paris sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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