12 days in Amsterdam, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Amsterdam, Germany & Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
2
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Keukenhof, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally visit The Jordaan. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and finally explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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Munich, Germany

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along English Garden, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and then make a trip to Marienplatz.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Amsterdam to Munich by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Munich, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Munich

Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Nature
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll around Hohematte Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, then learn something new at Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Interlaken takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen Village
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Mt Pilatus, then contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and finally get engrossed in the history at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten).

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lucerne tour app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Lucerne are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Titlis Cliff Walk
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): visit Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then don't miss a visit to Niederdorf, and finally explore the activities along Lake Zurich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Munot, engage your brain at Swiss Science Center Technorama, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zurich vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Munot, Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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