17 days in Amsterdam, France & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Amsterdam, France & Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Amsterdam, France & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bandung, Indonesia
Fly:  17 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h 15 min
4
Lyon, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 45 min
7
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  22 h 15 min
End: Bandung, Indonesia

2
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.
On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portuguese Synagogue, then explore the activities along The Amstel, and then visit The Jordaan. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, then stop by De Kaaskamer, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam day trip tool .

Bandung, Indonesia to Amsterdam is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bandung in March, with highs in Amsterdam at 11°C and lows at 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue

3
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.
Head to Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarterfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville, step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and steep yourself in history at The Paris Catacombs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip site .

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. March in Paris sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Bordeaux.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Popular historic sites such as Place de la Bourse and Eglise Collegiale de Saint-Emilion are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Chateau Cantenac and Chateau Beaurang. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Saint-Emilion (Chateau Laniote & Chateau Guadet). There's much more to do: stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), wander the streets of Port of the Moon, hunt for treasures at Marche des Capucins, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Pape Clement.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bordeaux trip maker.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bordeaux takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in March, you will find days in Bordeaux are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Emilion
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Chateau Cantenac ©
Chateau Cantenac
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
Chateau Laniote ©
Chateau Laniote

2
nights
Lyon, France

Lyon ©
Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste, wander the streets of The Presqu'ile, then take a stroll through Place des Jacobins, and finally examine the collection at Fresque des Lyonnais. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Cite medievale de Perouges, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Les Grottes de La Balme.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Bordeaux to Lyon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Lyon, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lyon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cite medievale de Perouges, Les Grottes de La Balme
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Cite medievale de Perouges ©
Cite medievale de Perouges
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste ©
Cathedral Saint Jean Baptiste
Spas

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), look for gifts at La Chocolaterie de Geneve, pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, brush up on your military savvy at Musee Militaire Genevois, then examine the collection at Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Lyon to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Geneva, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vieux-Carouge, Musee Militaire Genevois
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Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde ©
Musee des Suisses Dans Le Monde

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): fly down the slopes at Trockener Steg, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then look for gifts at Laderach, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Gornergrat, hike along 5-Seenweg, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt visit planning tool .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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Trockener Steg ©
Trockener Steg
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 25th (Wed), visit Old Town, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and finally stop by Maurice de Mauriac.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Zurich day trip website .

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Einkaufszentrum Glatt
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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