19 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

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19 days in Paris, Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Newark, United States

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Versailles and Arc de Triomphe. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Justine Red and La Fromagerie de Grenelle. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and stop by Fromagerie Laurent Dubois.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paris travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jersey City, USA to Paris. Traveling from Jersey City to Paris, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jersey City in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 76°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The American Book Center and PGC Hajenius. Visit Anne Frank House and Rembrandt House Museum for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stop by Bonebakker Jeweler Amsterdam, wander the streets of Red Light District, and stroll through Natura Artis Magistra.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam travel guide.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Confiserie Sprüngli AGfor plenty of shopping. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Seebad Katzensee. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac Zurich Watches, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Zurich travel guide.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Old Town ©
Old Town
Friedhof Fluntern ©
Friedhof Fluntern

4
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Take a break from the city and head to Aletsch Glacier and Parasailing & Paragliding. Head to Mad Cow and Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirsfor some retail therapy. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Schilthorn (in Murren), Zermatt (Metzgerei Bayard & The Matterhorn) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Schynige Platte.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken travel guide.

Getting from Zurich to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Zermatt, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

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