11 days in Switzerland, Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland, Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland, Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  8​h
5
Cinque Terre, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
6
Milan, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Sportbahnen Atzmannig, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wasserkirche, then look for gifts at Confiserie Teuscher, and finally appreciate the history behind James Joyce's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Oskar-Reinhart Foundation Museum, see the interesting displays at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart, then browse the exhibits of Zunfthaus zur Meisen, and finally don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 41°F during the day and 30°F at night. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Winterthur, Sportbahnen Atzmannig
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Zunfthaus zur Meisen ©
Zunfthaus zur Meisen
James Joyce's Grave ©
James Joyce's Grave
Wasserkirche ©
Wasserkirche

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 7th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the views from Spreuer Bridge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei, snap pictures at Titlis Bridge, don't miss a visit to Zytturm Clocktower, explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then make a trip to Kornmarkt, and finally steep yourself in history at Museggmauer.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 40°F, and evening lows to 29°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Engelberg, Zytturm Clocktower
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Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Titlis Bridge ©
Titlis Bridge

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, then get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., then stroll through North face Trail, and finally don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lauterbrunnen travel planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Lauterbrunnen in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn, North face Trail
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Air-Glaciers, S.A. ©
Air-Glaciers, S.A.
Murrenbach Waterfalls ©
Murrenbach Waterfalls
Lauterbrunnen Church ©
Lauterbrunnen Church

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, take in the views from Hangebrucke, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse.

Plan trip to Zermatt with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Cinque Terre.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Tours
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee
Hangebrucke ©
Hangebrucke

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Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre ©
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio dei Disciplinati di Santa Caterina, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, stop by Cantina du Sciacchetra, then don't miss a visit to Santuario di Soviore, then get great views at View Point Corniglia, and finally get great views at Bar Terza Terra. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Reggio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madonnina della Punta, get outside with Salto della Lepre, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Piscina Naturale Portovenere E Palmaria, and finally make a trip to Palazzata a Mare.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre tour planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Cinque Terre takes 8 hours. In December in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Cinque Terre

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Bonassola, Porto Venere, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Salto della Lepre ©
Salto della Lepre

1
night
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, examine the collection at Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Mercanti, then see La Casa Maledetta, and finally steep yourself in history at Palazzo Marino.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Milan travel itinerary planner .

Take a train from Cinque Terre to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cinque Terre in December, with highs in Milan at 46°F and lows at 34°F. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Amsterdam.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tempio Civico della Beata Vergine Incoronata, Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Highlights from your plan
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo ©
Museo Fratelli Cozzi Alfa Romeo
Palazzo Marino ©
Palazzo Marino

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Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Mozes en Aaronkerk, make a trip to Riekermolen, and then don't miss a visit to Amsterdam Roest.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route planning app .

Getting from Milan to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raadhuis Hilversum, National Military Museum, Museum Speelklok
Highlights from your plan
National Military Museum ©
National Military Museum
Mozes en Aaronkerk ©
Mozes en Aaronkerk
Amsterdam Roest ©
Amsterdam Roest

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich
For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich online attractions planner .

Getting from Amsterdam to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, Zurich is a bit cooler than Amsterdam - with highs of 41°F and lows of 30°F. On the 16th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Tours

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