18 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

18 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Asia & Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 day
Fly:  10 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
4
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Tromso, Norway
— 1 day
Fly:  15 h
End: New Delhi, India

1
day
New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In July in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Red Fort ©
Red Fort
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town (Altstadt) and Fraumünster Church. Step out of the city life by going to Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Mt Pilatus. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Ufschotti Park, & more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and look for gifts at Barenland.

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Getting from New Delhi to Zurich by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in July, you will find days in Zurich are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are colder (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Highlights from your plan
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matterhorn Ski Paradise. On the 22nd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Laderach and then get great views at Gornergrat.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt online road trip planner .

Take a train from Zurich to Zermatt in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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.
Visit Montmartre and Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Paris Plage. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Paris online holiday planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Paris by train takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Paris are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. We've included these beaches for you: Zandvoort aan Zee and Zandmotor. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, don't miss a visit to De Nieuwe Kerk, and identify plant and animal life at Het Twiske.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel route planning app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in July: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tromso.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
day
Tromso, Norway

Tromso ©
The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, examine the collection at The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arctic Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tromso sightseeing planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Tromso by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Tromso at 16°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tromso

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Arctic Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Telegrafbukta Beach ©
Telegrafbukta Beach
The Arctic Cathedral ©
The Arctic Cathedral

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