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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zandvoort aan Zee and Het Twiske. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, shop like a local with Leidseplein, stop by De Kaaskamer, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planning website.

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. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durham to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Durham in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Amsterdam, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Zandvoort aan Zee
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start 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 admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and finally wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

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

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle and Mozarts Geburtshaus. Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and Haus der Natur will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, contemplate the long history of Residenzgalerie Salzburg, and don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Zurich to Salzburg by combination of flight and train takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up 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.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Altmann & Kühnefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Schonbrunn Palace and The Hofburg. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and shop like a local with Dorotheum.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vienna trip planner.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Vienna, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. 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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