15 days in Switzerland, France & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Fly to Zurich, Train to Grindelwald
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 11th (Tue), get great views at Jungfraujoch and then explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, then stroll through Grindelwald-First, then look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald tour builder website.

Singapore, Singapore to Grindelwald is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Singapore to Grindelwald, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Zermatt.
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Nature · Tours · Parks · Winter Sports
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Trockener Steg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, don't miss a visit to Viewpoint Kirchbrucke bridge, cast your line with Fly Fish Zermatt, then take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Castor Mountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colmar.
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Colmar, France — 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
On the 15th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Tour des Bouchers, step into the grandiose world of Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg, and then don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Old Town, stop by Au vieux Pignon, stop by Little Venice, then contemplate the long history of Vieille ville d'Eguisheim, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saint-Leon Fountain.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colmar online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Zermatt to Colmar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Colmar can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lisse (Keukenhof & The Flower Bulb Region) and Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Colmar to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Colmar in April, you will find days in Amsterdam are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris journey planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. April in Paris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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France travel guide

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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.
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