16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Mt Pilatus, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Zurich due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bangkok, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)), Maurice Neyroud (in Chardonne) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, make a trip to The Flower Clock, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Geneva trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Geneva by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Geneva, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon, Maurice Neyroud
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Paris online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August in Paris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, stroll around Vondelpark, and meet the residents at ARTIS.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Paris in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amsterdam: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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