10 days in Switzerland & The Netherlands Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland & The Netherlands Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland & The Netherlands Itinerary

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  12​h
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4
days
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken & Mad Cow) and St. Beatus Hoehlen (in Sundlauenen). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Fall, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Grindelwald is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Grindelwald due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, St. Beatus Hoehlen, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

2
days
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, then look and learn at Swiss Museum of Transport, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

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Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Natura Artis Magistra and NEMO Science Museum will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and stroll through Vondelpark.

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Fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Natura Artis Magistra ©
Natura Artis Magistra
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

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