23 days in Switzerland, The Netherlands & Berlin Itinerary

23 days in Switzerland, The Netherlands & Berlin Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Callantsoog, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Appenzell
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Appenzell, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Brig, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get outdoors at Tauchschule Linek and Arnold Palmer Golfplatz. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Change things up with these side-trips from Berlin: Grosser Zechliner See (in Rheinsberg), Take Off Fallschirmsport (in Fehrbellin Wustrau-Altfriesack) and Premium Kahnfahrten (in Luebbenau). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Berliner Dom, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and identify plant and animal life at Spreewaldfahrt, Familie Goertz.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Berlin-Tegel Airport and Berlin Schoenefeld. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online attractions planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Callantsoog.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Callantsoog, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Callantsoog is a town in the Dutch province of North Holland. To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Callantsoog day trip site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Callantsoog takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Callantsoog are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Callantsoog

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Appenzell, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Kathedrale St.Gallen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, then get engrossed in the history at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Santis der Berg.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Appenzell day trip app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Callantsoog to Appenzell. October in Appenzell sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Seealpsee. Change things up with a short trip to Old Town in Zurich (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, engage your brain at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucerne vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Lucerne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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 15th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the galleries of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then ponder the design of Simsonbrunnen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, and finally admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen. On your second day here, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with Skydive Switzerland, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Interlaken vacation app.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then whizz through the canopy at Forest Fun Park Zermatt. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zermatt day trip tool.

Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brig.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Historic Sites

Brig, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Stockalper Palace, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then explore the stunning scenery at Massaschlucht, and finally test the waters at Thermalquellen Brigerbad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Fondation Opale, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Leuk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Burgkirche Raron, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Felsenkirche Eglise St.Michael.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Brig holiday planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Brig by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or ride a tram; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Brig

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Patek Philippe Museum and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Bains des Paquis and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Take a break from Geneva with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux, about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the striking features of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Brig to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.