11 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Paris, France
— 3 nights
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich day trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stop by Mad Cow, thenplay a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Alpiglen and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald road trip website.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Golf Adventure

Side Trips

Interlaken, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen ©
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen

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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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, and admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Grindelwald to Paris in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Paris are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through The Jordaan, make a trip to Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through Leidseplein.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan

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