17 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  8​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Pune, India


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3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Rhine Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, then take a stroll through Schanzengraben Canal, and then explore the world behind art at Rietberg Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt, and then stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planner .

Pune, India to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Zurich is minus 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trips

Einkaufszentrum Glatt, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Rhine Falls
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Schanzengraben Canal ©
Schanzengraben Canal
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg ©
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You've now added Mount Titlis to your itinerary. On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Uferpromenade Weggis and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten). On your second day here, hit the slopes at Mount Titlis and then take some stellar pictures from The Nine Towers.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne tour planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Titlis, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) ©
Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten)
The Nine Towers ©
The Nine Towers

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory as well as Skydive Switzerland - Scenic Air AG. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Switzerland - Scenic Air AG and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schynige Platte. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Schynige Platte
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Skydive Switzerland ©
Skydive Switzerland
Schynige Platte ©
Schynige Platte

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Glacier Express has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): tour in style with Glacier Express. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along 5-Seenweg and then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt visit planner.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours Outdoors Winter Sports
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Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Glacier Express ©
Glacier Express

3
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.
You've now added Disneyland Paris to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Chartres Historic Preservation Area and Musee de la Grande Guerre. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris day trip planner .

Take a train from Zermatt to Paris in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. August in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Disneyland Paris, Musee de la Grande Guerre, Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, Chartres Historic Preservation Area
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Musee de la Grande Guerre ©
Musee de la Grande Guerre
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis ©
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Military Museum and Muiden Castle. Do your shopping at Weekmarkt Hoofddorp Centrum and Royal FloraHolland. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Duinreservaat Castricum (in Castricum), Strand Egmond aan Zee (in Egmond aan Zee) and Grote Kerk (in Dordrecht). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Muiderslot.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Weekmarkt Hoofddorp Centrum, Duinreservaat Castricum, National Military Museum, Royal FloraHolland, Muiderslot
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Strand Egmond aan Zee ©
Strand Egmond aan Zee
National Military Museum ©
National Military Museum
Muiderslot ©
Muiderslot

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