13 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11 h 15 min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  5 h
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Île de la Cité and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Le Marais, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary tool.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to Paris, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, you will find days in Paris are colder (8°C), and nights are slightly colder (1°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Montmartre ©
Montmartre
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité

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.
Get outdoors at Zandvoort aan Zee and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, sample the fine beverages at Distilleerderij 't Nieuwe Diep, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In January in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Heineken Experience ©
Heineken Experience

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 1st (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and finally stop by Altstadt Luzern. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seebad Eich, look for all kinds of wild species at Pilatus Luzern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and finally pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Lucerne takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, Lucerne is slightly colder at night with lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Seebad Eich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and finally stop by Old Town.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Zurich sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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