16 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & London Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & London Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & London Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

1
night
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Flower Clock, Palais des Nations, Genève and Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to The Flower Clock, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Traveling from Playa del Carmen to Geneva, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Geneva is slightly colder than Playa del Carmen - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

1
night
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Matterhorn as well as Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zermatt, use our trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt ©
Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt

3
nights
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Eiger, Harderkulm, Trümmelbachfälle, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Lauterbrunnen takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, The Wetterhorn, Harderkulm
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Altstadt Luzern as well as Lake Lucerne. On the 10th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and then shop like a local with Altstadt Luzern.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne online route planner .

You can drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bahnhofstrasse, Old Town and Lake Zurich. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take a stroll through Old Town, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

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Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster
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.
You've added Heineken Experience, Madurodam, Zaanse Schans, and other attractions to your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Zurich to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. You will leave for London on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Madurodam, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

4
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Camden Market, The British Museum, Tower of London, and other attractions you added. Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

Make your London itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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