13 days in The Netherlands, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

13 days in The Netherlands, Switzerland & Austria Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
3
Salzburg, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Leidseplein and Albert Cuyp Market. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Change things up with a short trip to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, contemplate the waterfront views at Het Twiske, stop by De Kaaskamer, and don't miss a visit to De 9 Straatjes.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam online travel route planner.

Durham, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Amsterdam. Traveling from Durham in August, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online day trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will leave for Salzburg on the 18th (Sat).

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
For shopping fun, head to Residenzgalerie Salzburg or Getreidegasse. You'll explore and learn at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, look for gifts at Alte furst-erzbischofliche Hofapotheke, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nonnberg Convent.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Zurich to Salzburg in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Visit Schonbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace for their historical value. Let the collections at The Hofburg and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, view the masterpieces at Dorotheum, and stop by Altmann & Kühne.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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