13 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

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13 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Norfolk, United States
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Norfolk, United States

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Jordaan and De Duif. Get outdoors at Scheveningen beach and Ouderkerkerplas. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Brouwersgracht, look for gifts at Fromagerie Abraham Kef, and shop like a local with Leidseplein.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam tour planning site .

Norfolk, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Norfolk to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Norfolk in September; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 67°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ouderkerkerplas, Scheveningen Beach
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
De Duif ©
De Duif
Leidseplein ©
Leidseplein

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Île de la Cité and Ile Saint-Louis. Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Place de la Bastille, shop like a local with Le Marais, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacre Coeur Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

4
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Let the collections at The Olympic Museum and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chillon Castle and Patek Philippe Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Lausanne (Hermitage Foundation & Rolex Learning Center EPFL) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Montreux). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring at Lake Geneva. There's more to do: examine the collection at Chateau de Penthes and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Geneva tour planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum

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