13 days in Amsterdam, Switzerland & Dublin Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam, Switzerland & Dublin Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Train to Genève-Aéroport, Fly to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam day trip planning website.

San Francisco, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Amsterdam. Traveling from San Francisco in September, things will get little chillier in Amsterdam: highs are around 67°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 15th (Thu), wander the streets of Old Town, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich journey maker website.

Fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 17th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Zurich to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Stellisee, then explore the activities along Riffelsee, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, make a trip to Merrion Square, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin journey planning website.

Do a combination of train and flight from Zermatt to Dublin in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zermatt to Dublin. In September, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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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