19 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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19 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip itinerary builder .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Amsterdam to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

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

5
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 lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Step out of Interlaken to go to Grindelwald and see The Eiger Trail, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

5
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 (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraum√ľnster Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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