14 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  9​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Manama, Bahrain


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6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). We've included these beaches for you: Zandvoort aan Zee and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, take a stroll through Red Light District, shop like a local with De 9 Straatjes, and get to know the fascinating history of Brouwersgracht.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam online travel planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Amsterdam is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in November: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 51°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Bruges.

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Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum, Zandvoort aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Markt, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip planner .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In November in Bruges, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
Belfry of Bruges ©
Belfry of Bruges

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): wander the streets of Place St. Gery, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bruges to Brussels takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Brussels sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Interlaken.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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1
night
Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Rothenfluh Ruins, delve into the distant past at Unspunnen Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Brussels to Interlaken in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in November, Interlaken is little chillier at night with lows of 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Unspunnen Castle ©
Unspunnen Castle
Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region ©

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 27th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November in Zurich, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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