11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Blumental Panorama Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt travel route planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zermatt is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zermatt. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Blumental Panorama Trail
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Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Mt Pilatus. Get in touch with nature at Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern & Chapel Bridge). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Zurich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and National Park Drents-Friese Wold. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

Make your Amsterdam itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden, National Park Drents-Friese Wold
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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