10 days in Switzerland, Amalfi Coast & Amsterdam Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland, Amalfi Coast & Amsterdam Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland, Amalfi Coast & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Positano, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 45​min
5
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Manchester, United Kingdom


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2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Gallus Catholic Church, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Lucerne is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Manchester in December, with highs in Lucerne at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the views at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald, then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and then see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then hike along Maennlichen Royal Walk, and then take a stroll through Alpiglen.

Discover how to plan a Grindelwald trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Lucerne to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

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Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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Trümmelbachfälle
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Alpiglen ©
Alpiglen
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Grindelwald to Geneva in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Positano.

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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

1
night
Positano, Italy

Positano ©
Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for gifts at Emporio della Ceramica di murano crescenzo, enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and then get great views at Il Sentiero Degli Dei.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Positano online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Geneva to Positano takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Positano is somewhat warmer than Geneva - with highs of 17°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Il Sentiero Degli Dei ©
Il Sentiero Degli Dei

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Food Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Louwman Museum The Hague (in The Hague), Rotterdam Centraal Station (in Rotterdam) and Canals area (in Utrecht). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the collection at OBA Library of Amsterdam, explore the activities along The Amstel, and explore the galleries of Body Worlds.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Amsterdam online holiday planner .

Getting from Positano to Amsterdam by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, Amsterdam is a bit cooler than Positano - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Louwman Museum The Hague, Rotterdam Centraal Station, Canals area
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Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Body Worlds ©
Body Worlds

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