16 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & France Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & France Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
3
Bayeux, France
— 1 night
4
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
5
Nice, France
— 2 nights
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
7
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
8
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
9
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then walk around Vondelpark, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker site.

Chennai, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Amsterdam. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

2
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 9th (Sat), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris route maker app.

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
night
Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Normandy American Cemetery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Bayeux War Cemetery, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, and finally contemplate the long history of Remains Mulberry Harbour.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bayeux sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bayeux takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Remains Mulberry Harbour, Normandy American Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Normandy American Cemetery ©
Normandy American Cemetery
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery
Bayeux War Cemetery

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nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then head off the coast to Chateau d'If. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Musee du Terroir Marseillais, then make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, and then wander the streets of The Panier.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marseille journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Bayeux to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bayeux in May, things will get a bit warmer in Marseille: highs are around 26°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Chateau d'If ©
Chateau d'If

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois and then make a trip to Massif de l'Esterel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, and then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice vacation planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. May in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Chapelle de Saint-Cassien des Bois, Massif de l'Esterel
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Massif de l'Esterel ©
Massif de l'Esterel
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Nice to Zermatt takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Clay Shoot Zermatt ©
Clay Shoot Zermatt
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, and finally appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux day trip site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Basel.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 18th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Rathaus, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Basel, then contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Basel trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Basel takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Fondation Beyeler
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Basel to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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