24 days in Paris, Zurich & Amsterdam Itinerary

24 days in Paris, Zurich & Amsterdam Itinerary

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24 days in Paris, Zurich & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  18​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Paris, France
— 9 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Manila, Philippines

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): head off the coast to Île de la Cité and then explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning tool .

Manila, Philippines to Paris is an approximately 18-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manila to Paris is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Manila in July, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

8
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Visit Old Town (Altstadt) and Kirche Enge for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Neuhausen am Rheinfall to see Rhine Falls about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Seebad Katzensee, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), and admire the masterpieces at Rietberg Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

9
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Champs-Elysees and Musee d'Orsay. Get in touch with nature at Seine River and Bassin de la Villette. Enjoy Paris some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, and admire the striking features of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Mark Raven Amsterdam Art capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Leidseplein or De Negen Straatjes. There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Anne Frank House, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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