11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  12​h
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Natura Artis Magistra and Efteling. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Museumfoto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam sightseeing planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Amsterdam at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Theme Parks

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Efteling
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Efteling ©
Efteling
Natura Artis Magistra ©
Natura Artis Magistra

1
day
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

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Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Geneva sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

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Parks Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

2
days
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), then appreciate the history behind Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then look and learn at Swiss Museum of Transport, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), and finally admire the striking features of Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre.

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Traveling by car from Geneva to Lucerne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Biosphaere Entlebuch ©
Biosphaere Entlebuch

3
days
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.
When in Interlaken, make a side trip to see Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls in Lauterbrunnen, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get outside with Bumblebee-Hanggliding.

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Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Parasailing & Paragliding

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