9 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

9 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

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9 days in Amsterdam, Paris & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Manila, Philippines

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam tour itinerary maker .

Manila, Philippines to Amsterdam is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in January, things will get colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris online trip builder .

Take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©

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