27 days in Switzerland, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

27 days in Switzerland, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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27 days in Switzerland, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
shuttle:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
4
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
6
Versailles, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
7
Giverny, France
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Manila, Philippines


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3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Lake Zurich. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich online tour builder .

Manila, Philippines to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Philippines Time (PHT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Manila in April, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake 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 1st (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ufschotti Park, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Nine Towers.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

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

4
nights
Bern, Switzerland

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get some cultural insight at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and Parasailing & Paragliding. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen), Unspunnen Castle (in Wilderswil) and Harderkulm (in Interlaken). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Lucerne to Bern by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May in Bern, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Interlaken, Castle of Gruyeres, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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 6th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geneva online travel planner .

Drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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.
Appreciate the collections at Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Popular historic sites such as Champs-Elysees and Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Ile Saint-Louis, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Paris travel route builder .

You can take a train from Geneva to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Palace of Versailles.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Versailles trip maker tool .

Versailles is just a short distance from Paris. In May, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to 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).
Let the collections at Musee des impressionnismes and Musee de la Batterie de Merville capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Cremerie Normande or Loho Le Local Shop. Explore Giverny's surroundings by going to Beauvais Cathedral (in Beauvais), Cathedrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens (in Amiens) and Falaise d'Etretat (in Etretat). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, steep yourself in history at Abbaye de Jumieges, tour the pleasant surroundings at Deauville Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Guillaume le Conquerant.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Giverny journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Versailles to Giverny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Giverny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giverny

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Abbaye de Jumieges, Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Loho Le Local Shop, Falaises d'Etretat, Deauville Beach
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Falaises d'Etretat ©
Falaises d'Etretat
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant ©
Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant
Abbaye de Jumieges
Abbaye de Jumieges

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nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rijksmuseum and The Resistance Museum (Amsterdams Verzetsmuseum). Head to Leidseplein and Mark Raven Amsterdam Artfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem) and Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Giverny to Amsterdam. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to 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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