27 days in Switzerland, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

27 days in Switzerland, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
6
Versailles, France
— 1 night
7
Giverny, France
— 4 nights
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Lake Zurich. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Grossmunster. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich day trip app.

Manila, Philippines to Zurich is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Zurich. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manila in July, with highs in Zurich at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, thentake a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, and finally don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lucerne online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Lucerne, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

4
nights
Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Gruyeres Castle and The Cathedral of Bern will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Unspunnen Castle (in Wilderswil) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). The adventure continues: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost, make a trip to Zahringerbrunnen, and get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Bern road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Gruyeres Castle, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Champs-Elysees. Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, stroll through Île de la Cité, shop like a local with Le Marais, and see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

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

1
night
Versailles, France

Versailles ©
Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Palace of Versailles.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Versailles road trip planning website.

Getting from Paris to Versailles by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Versailles are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Giverny.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles

4
nights
Giverny, France

Giverny ©
Giverny is a small French village in Upper Normandy, best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Get in touch with nature at Falaises d'Etretat and Deauville Beach. Get some historical perspective at Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre. Get out of town with these interesting Giverny side-trips: Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Loho Le Local Shop (in Le Havre). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Fondation Claude Monet, explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Batterie de Merville, and stop by Cremerie Normande.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Giverny trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Versailles to Giverny in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Giverny, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Falaises d'Etretat, Cremerie Normande, Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens, Abbaye de Jumieges, Musee de la Batterie de Merville
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Fondation Claude Monet ©
Fondation Claude Monet
Deauville Beach ©
Deauville Beach

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and Boekie Woekie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, wander the streets of Red Light District, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip builder tool.

Drive from Giverny to Amsterdam in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

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

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