11 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Portland, United States

5
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Herengracht and Vogelreservaat Polder IJdoorn. Let the collections at Micropia and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Jordaan, examine the collection at Body Worlds, take an in-depth tour of Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam route site .

Los Angeles, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Amsterdam is 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 63°F and lows at 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature
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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Micropia ©
Micropia
Moco Museum ©
Moco Museum

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Lucerne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 31st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, pause for some serene contemplation at L'Eglise St Vincent, and then steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Montreux online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Interlaken to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique
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Eglise St Vincent ©
Eglise St Vincent

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