20 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

20 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
2
Paris, France
— 7 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Efteling and Anne Frank House will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Jordaan and Museum Quarter. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Bloemendaal and see Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam journey tool.

Doha, Qatar to Amsterdam is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Doha in July: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Efteling, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
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Efteling
Efteling
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ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

7
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.
Attractions like Louvre Museum and Chartres Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fondation Claude Monet and Île de la Cité. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Disneyland Paris (in Marne-la-Vallee). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paris day trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Paris by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Fondation Claude Monet, Chartres Cathedral, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Kids will appreciate attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Chapel Bridge. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Seebad Eich (in Eich), Werdenbergersee (in Buchs St. Gallen) and Hohematte Park (in Interlaken). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, head outdoors with Badi Schonenbodensee, kick back and relax at Strandbad Mythenquai, and make a trip to Turm in Regensberg.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Badi Schonenbodensee, Seebad Seeliken, Seebad Eich
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seebad Eich ©
Seebad Eich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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