16 days in Switzerland, Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
2
Lausanne, Switzerland
— 5 nights
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
4
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
5
Cologne, Germany
— 1 night
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online trip maker.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Geneva is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Chamarel to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chamarel in August, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Geneva. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation) ©
Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation)

5
nights
Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lenk im Simmental (Simmenfalle, Sibe Brunne, &more), Trottiland (in Adelboden) and Staubbach Waterfall (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake, have some family-friendly fun at Clavis Libertas - Escape Room, and explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Lausanne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lausanne

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lenk im Simmental, Clavis Libertas - Escape Room, Trottiland, Staubbach Waterfall, Oeschinen Lake
Highlights from your plan
Sibe Brunne ©
Sibe Brunne
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall
Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, walk around Old Botanical Garden, cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and stop by Schipfe 51 Jackson.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lausanne to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
On the 11th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Liebfrauen - Ort der Stille, then admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, then explore the world behind art at Stadel Museum, and finally explore the activities along River Main.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Frankfurt trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Frankfurt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cologne.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Stadel Museum
Stadel Museum
River Main ©
River Main
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus

1
night
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the striking features of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cologne trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Frankfurt to Cologne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wallraf-Richartz Museum ©
Wallraf-Richartz Museum
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, tour on your own time with Hotel Scooters, get your game on at Museumphoto, and put a fun spin on your tour with Mystery City Games.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online route planner.

Getting from Cologne to Amsterdam by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. August in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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