12 days in France, Amsterdam & Lucerne Itinerary

12 days in France, Amsterdam & Lucerne Itinerary

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12 days in France, Amsterdam & Lucerne Itinerary

Start: Jakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  18 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Lourdes, France
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  8 h 30 min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  20 h
End: Jakarta, Indonesia

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like ARTIS and NEMO Science Museum will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and stroll around Vondelpark.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Amsterdam. In March, Amsterdam is colder than Jakarta - with highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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.
Bring the kids along to Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou and Luxembourg Palace. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Place de la Concorde, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and put a fun spin on your tour with THATLou, Treasure Hunt at the Louvre.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lourdes.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Luxembourg Palace ©
Luxembourg Palace

1
night
Lourdes, France

Lourdes ©
Lourdes is a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Mairie de Lourdes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Le Via Crucis/ Way of the Cross/ Chemin de Croix, and then get to know the resident critters at Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lourdes journey builder app .

You can fly from Paris to Lourdes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lourdes

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
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Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees ©
Parc Animalier Des Pyrenees
Mairie de Lourdes ©
Mairie de Lourdes

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then find something for the whole family at Parapark Zurich.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lourdes to Lucerne in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trip

Zurich
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Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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