18 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Zurich Itinerary

18 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Zurich Itinerary

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18 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Chennai, India

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and The Paris Catacombs. Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and L'Orangerie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles), Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen) and Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm (in Saint-Aquilin-de-Pacy). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, and admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

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Chennai, India to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Chennai to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Chennai in October, with highs in Paris at 19°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Versailles, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, Avion Normandie - L'Eure de l'Ulm
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Albert Cuyp Marketfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and NEMO Science Museum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Zandmotor (in The Hague), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas (in Nederhorst den Berg). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Hague, Zandvoort aan Zee, Spiegelplas en Blijkpolderplas
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

6
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 and Grossmunster. Visiting Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and Lake Zurich will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil), Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Murrenbach Waterfalls) and Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Luzern.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lucerne, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Parasailing & Paragliding
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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