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: Belize City, Belize
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Belize City, Belize

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Mt Pilatus). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

Belize City, Belize to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Belize City to Zurich. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Belize City in October: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 17°C and lows are around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindelwald (The Eiger Trail & First). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken road trip planning app .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In October in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Interlaken to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In November, Paris is somewhat warmer than Interlaken - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

4
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: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

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Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In November in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to 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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