20 days in Zurich, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

20 days in Zurich, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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20 days in Zurich, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Indonesia
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Ubud, Indonesia

5
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town (Altstadt) and Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery). Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Venture out of the city with trips to Axalp (in Brienz), Interlaken (Alpenwildpark & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). There's still lots to do: get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and kick back and relax at Seebad Katzensee.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich vacation planner.

Ubud, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 19-hour combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Ubud to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ubud in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Zurich, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Aare Gorge, Axalp
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Parasailing & Paragliding

7
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Champs-Elysees and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Musee d'Orsay and Musee de l'Orangerie will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, wander the streets of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip planning site .

Getting from Zurich to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to Leidseplein and De Kaaskamerfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rijksmuseum and The Jordaan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Red Light District, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online visit planner .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Frans Hals Museum, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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