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

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blumental Panorama Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then look for gifts at Laderach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riffelsee, and finally hike along 5-Seenweg.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip maker website .

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. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zermatt due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Trails

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Blumental Panorama Trail
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Parasailing & Paragliding
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and Spas. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Zurich and Limmat. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli, and make a trip to Niederdorf.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

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 May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like De Hege Gerzen and The Jordaan. Get in touch with nature at Herengracht and The Amstel. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, make a trip to Museum Quarter, and explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht).

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

De Hege Gerzen
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder ©
Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
Herengracht ©
Herengracht

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