16 days in Switzerland, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, The Netherlands & Paris Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thun, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

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 (Sun): appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais, and then admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geneva road trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Geneva to be much colder, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites · Parks
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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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.
On the 4th (Mon), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): trek along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Interlaken: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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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 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Grindelwald travel planner.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Thun.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Thun, Switzerland

— 1 night
Thun is a town and a municipality in the administrative district of Thun in the canton of Bern in Switzerland with about 43,783 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2013.It is located where the Aare flows out of Lake Thun, 30km south of Bern.Besides tourism, machine and precision instrument engineering, the largest garrison in the country, the food industry, armaments and publishing are of economic importance to Thun.The official language of Thun is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe area of what is now Thun was inhabited since the Neolithic age (mid-3rd millennium BC). To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thun itinerary tool.

You can drive from Grindelwald to Thun in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Thun

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sea Life as well as Disneyland Paris. Bring the kids along to Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

Drive from Thun to Paris in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary maker app.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Giethoorn, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Giethoorn road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Giethoorn takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Giethoorn are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.