16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  16​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h 30​min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague). There's much more to do: take a stroll through The Jordaan, shop like a local with Leidseplein, admire the masterpieces at De Nieuwe Kerk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in June, with highs in Amsterdam at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and finally head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Paris road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Harderkulm. Change things up with a short trip to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern in Bern (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Interlaken takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Museums

Side Trips

Bern, Jungfraujoch, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For shopping fun, head to Bahnhofstrasse or Altstadt Luzern. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Ufschotti Park). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip website .

Getting from Interlaken to Zurich by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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