15 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h 15 min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Appenzell, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery or Albert Cuyp Market. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Delft and see The Hidden House of Madame de Berry, which is approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum Van Loon, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam visit planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Amsterdam is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Amsterdam is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in May, things will get colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hidden House of Madame de Berry, The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aletsch Glacier and Parasailing & Paragliding. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Galerie Wydi and Buchhandlung Boedeli. Step out of Interlaken with an excursion to Grindelwald-First in Grindelwald--about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, trek along The Eiger, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Interlaken takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Appenzell, Switzerland

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Popular historic sites such as Landsgemeindeplatz and St Mauritius Church are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum Appenzell and Kunstmuseum Appenzell. Explore Appenzell's surroundings by going to Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp (in Schwagalp), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Santis der Berg (in Urnaesch). There's lots more to do: trek along Eggen-Hohenweg, get outside with Seealpsee, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Appenzeller Bier, Brauerei Locher AG, and examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Appenzell trip planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Appenzell in 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Appenzell are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Alpschaukaeserei Schwaegalp, Hoher Kasten, Landsgemeindeplatz
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Eggen-Hohenweg ©
Eggen-Hohenweg
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collectionfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lindt Chocolate Shop Luzern & Mt Pilatus). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. May in Zurich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 4th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection ©
Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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