11 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Venice Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Venice Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights) & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery) and Nieuwe Kerk (in Delft). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, stroll around Vondelpark, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Amsterdam is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 9°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Venice, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Padua (Piazza delle Erbe, Basilica of St. Anthony, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Venice trip builder app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Venice in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): visit Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online route planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Venice, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 1 night

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take a tour by water with Airtime Paragliding.

To see reviews and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary website.

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Grindelwald. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Tours · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.