16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  4​h 15​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Neuchatel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Anne Frank House. On your second day here, choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in November, with highs in Amsterdam at 12°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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.
Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Le Marais. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Orsay and Montmartre. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, make a trip to Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), and then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne tour planner .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Paris to Lucerne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Paris in November since evenings lows in Lucerne dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

3
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Trümmelbachfälle. Step out of the city life by going to Axalp and Aletsch Glacier. Venture out of the city with trips to Molitor (in Wengen), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Heimwehfluh (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Eiger Trail.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Grindelwald day trip planning site .

You can drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Interlaken, Aletsch Glacier, Molitor, Trümmelbachfälle, Axalp
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

2
nights
Neuchatel, Switzerland

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
On the 29th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeunes Rives, get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then hike along Vallee du Gotteron. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Gorges de l'Areuse, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rochers des Sommetres, and then take in the exciting artwork at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains.

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Drive from Grindelwald to Neuchatel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rochers des Sommetres, Gorges de l'Areuse, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Vallee du Gotteron
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Gorges de l'Areuse ©
Gorges de l'Areuse
Vallee du Gotteron ©
Vallee du Gotteron

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get outside with Monta Rosa Hutte, then look for gifts at Laderach, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat. On your second day here, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally stop by Metzgerei Bayard.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zermatt itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from Neuchatel to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Transportation
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg

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