11 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
4
Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night

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.
Micropia and Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Portuguese Synagogue and Vogelreservaat Polder IJdoorn. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Tassenmuseum Amsterdam, sample the tasty concoctions at Brouwerij 't IJ, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and engage your brain at Body Worlds.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in May: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 63°F and lows are around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Lucerne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Nature
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Micropia ©
Micropia
Portuguese Synagogue ©
Portuguese Synagogue
Beer Tastings & Tours

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Titlis. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne road trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Lucerne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Interlaken are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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), examine the collection at Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Vincent, and then steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Montreux trip planner.

Drive from Interlaken to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to 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
Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique ©
Musée suisse de l'appareil photographique
Vieille-Ville de Montreux ©
Vieille-Ville de Montreux

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