16 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Train to Interlaken
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace Amsterdam and then examine the collection at Anne Frank House. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Interlaken.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Aare River and Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Bern (Simsonbrunnen, Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, take some stellar pictures from Harderkulm, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde.

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Do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Luftseilbahn Wengen-Mannlichen in Wengen, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, trek along The Eiger, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, and take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald online sightseeing planner.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Attractions like Lake Zurich and Lake Lucerne make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Titlis (in Engelberg) and Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Europuddle, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trips
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.