15 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Paris Itinerary

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Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Train
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Train to Lugano
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Chennai

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, stop by De 9 Straatjes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, and browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam visit site.

Chennai, India to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Amsterdam. In June, Amsterdam is much colder than Chennai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 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.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (The Water Parterres, Palace of Versailles, &more) and Musée A.G. Poulain de Vernon (in Vernon). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, and stop by Le Marais.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris journey planner.

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Lugano.
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Lugano, Switzerland — 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Lugano as well as Parco Ciani. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): make a trip to Scala Monumentale, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monte San Giorgio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baptisterium Riva San Vitale, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico Gandria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): walk around Parco Ciani, look for gifts at Inperfetta Vintage, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimitero Monumentale.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Paris to Lugano takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 3 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Town Hall as well as Basel Minster. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Augusta Raurica, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Ebenrain, then don't miss a visit to Wartenberg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dom von Arlesheim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Town Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Martinskirche, then contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, then take some stellar pictures from Pfalz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Wehrkirche St. Arbogast.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Basel trip maker tool.

Drive from Lugano to Basel in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Basel when traveling from Lugano in June, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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