18 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Zurich Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Zurich Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights

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Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen), Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy) and Versailles (Palace of Versailles & L'Orangerie). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris online itinerary planner.

Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Paris. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Side Trips

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas (in Nederhorst den Berg), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Zandmotor (in The Hague). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, stroll around Vondelpark, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Grossmunster will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Galerie Wydi. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Rigi, take in the exciting artwork at Kunsthalle Luzern, and head outdoors with Hallenbad City.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Zurich journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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