10 days in Switzerland, France & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights


Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, then explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Zurich, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then get interesting insight from Brienz Rothorn Bahn, and then examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne holiday planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. You'll set off for Paris on the 26th (Sun).
Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Palace of Versailles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Île de la Cité and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Paris attractions planner.

Fly from Lucerne to Paris in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker app.

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

France travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

The Netherlands travel guide

Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.