17 days in Amsterdam, Montenegro & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Amsterdam, Montenegro & Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Amsterdam, Montenegro & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Kotor, Montenegro
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  11 h
End: New York City, United States

5
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 Amsterdam with a short trip to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague, about 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stroll around Vondelpark, explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam day trip planning website.

New York City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 63°F and lows about 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kotor.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor ©
Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castle Of San Giovanni, then take in the pleasant sights at St John Fortress, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bay of Kotor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Holy Mother Rozaria. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Tryphon Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Stari Grad Kotor, steep yourself in history at Church of St. Elijah the Prophet, then cruise along Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovcen, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Church of St. Matthew.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kotor road trip app.

Getting from Amsterdam to Kotor by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, expect Kotor to be a bit warmer, temps between 84°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Kotor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dobrota, Church of Holy Mother Rozaria, Castle Of San Giovanni
Highlights from your plan
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor
Bay of Kotor
Bay of Kotor
St. Tryphon Cathedral ©
St. Tryphon Cathedral

2
nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise de Saint-Sulpice and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally test your team's savvy at Virtual Room.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Geneva day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kotor to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Kotor in June, expect nights in Geneva to be about the same, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken tour planner.

Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, and take a stroll through Old Town.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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