16 days in Switzerland, Austria & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Austria & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gstaad, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Train
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Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then take a stroll through Old Town.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 17th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Titlis and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): stop by Max Chocolatier, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then identify plant and animal life at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for gifts at Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs, then look for gifts at Mad Cow, and finally stop by Central Sport.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Interlaken trip maker tool.

Drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Gstaad.

Things to do in Interlaken

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. On the 21st (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Wispile and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier 3000.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gstaad travel route website.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Gstaad takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Gstaad

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Innsbruck, Austria

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for gifts at Speckeria, hunt for treasures at Markthalle, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then browse the exhibits of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Alpenzoo, and finally browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Sillpark. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Bergisel Ski Jump, then explore the world behind art at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, and then hit the slopes at Rosshutte.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Innsbruck itinerary app.

Getting from Gstaad to Innsbruck by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Innsbruck can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Salzburg, Austria

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 24th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then look for gifts at Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Salzburg trip builder website.

You can drive from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

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.
For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Vienna trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or fly. May in Vienna sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

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 Albert Cuyp Market and The American Book Center. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Madurodam (in The Hague), Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, stop by PGC Hajenius, have some family-friendly fun at Museumphoto, and hunt for treasures at Waterlooplein Market.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Vienna to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Austria travel guide

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Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.