16 days in Paris, Zurich & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Paris, Zurich & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Paris, France — 5 nights

City of Light

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Rouen (Fayencerie Augy, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Paris is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Paris is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in September, things will get much colder in Paris: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Bachalpsee Lake (in Grindelwald), Lake Brienz (in Brienz) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Rigi, &more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Aare River, enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Mit Strand Am Vierwaldstattersee, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Zurich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Markt (in Delft) and The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions site.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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