14 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

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.
On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Interlaken vacation builder.

Bengaluru, India to Interlaken is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Interlaken. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in October, with highs in Interlaken at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 1 night

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne day trip planning site.

You can drive from Zermatt to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then make a trip to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. October in Paris sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Madurodam (in The Hague). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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