10 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland, Paris & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Basel, Bahnhof SBB, Bus to Mulhouse, Fly to Paris
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights


Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Zurich is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 30°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
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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 12th (Sun), stop by The Mad Cow, play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Alpiglen and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Adventure

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Paris, France

— 3 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.
Champs-Elysees and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Île de la Cité and The Paris Catacombs for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, head off the coast to Ile Saint-Louis, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

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Getting from Grindelwald to Paris by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Paris, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Bloemenmarkt, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, then wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, and then wander the streets of The Jordaan.

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You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. December in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
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Switzerland travel guide

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.