16 days in Switzerland, Austria & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Austria & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Austria & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Gstaad, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  8 h
5
Innsbruck, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
6
Salzburg, Austria
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
7
Vienna, Austria
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
8
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Zurich road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airports are Zürich Airport, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg and Bern Belp Airport. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Mount Titlis and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge. Keep things going the next day: stop by Max Chocolatier, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne tour app .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Lucerne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Titlis
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Max Chocolatier ©
Max Chocolatier
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Jungfraujoch Sphinx Observatory and then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Swiss Mountain Market Unique Regional Souvenirs, stop by Mad Cow, then look for gifts at Central Sport, and finally don't miss a visit to Ice Palace of Jungfraujoch.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Interlaken online journey maker .

Getting from Lucerne to Interlaken by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Gstaad.

Things to do in Interlaken

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Central Sport, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Central Sport ©
Central Sport
Mad Cow ©
Mad Cow

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Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad ©
Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. On the 10th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Wispile and then glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gstaad vacation maker website .

Explore your travel options from Interlaken to Gstaad with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Innsbruck.

Things to do in Gstaad

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Glacier 3000
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

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Innsbruck, Austria

Innsbruck ©
Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for gifts at Speckeria, browse the eclectic array of goods at Markthalle, contemplate the long history of Altstadt von Innsbruck, then admire the striking features of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then meet the residents at Alpenzoo, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Einkaufszentrum Sillpark. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Bergisel Ski Jump, admire the masterpieces at Schloss Ambras Innsbruck (Ambras Castle), and then hit the slopes at Rosshutte.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Innsbruck itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gstaad to Innsbruck. In March, daytime highs in Innsbruck are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Salzburg.

Things to do in Innsbruck

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

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Rosshutte
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Alpenzoo ©
Alpenzoo
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck ©
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck
Altstadt von Innsbruck ©
Altstadt von Innsbruck

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Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then stop by Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur, and finally get great views at Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg).

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salzburg day trip planner.

Take a train from Innsbruck to Salzburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Getreidegasse ©
Getreidegasse
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur ©
Sporer Likör- & Punschmanufaktur

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Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna attractions tool .

Getting from Salzburg to Vienna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Madurodam. Do your shopping at Albert Cuyp Market and Flower Market / Bloemenmarkt. Venture out of the city with trips to Zandvoort aan Zee (in Zandvoort) and Efteling (in Kaatsheuvel). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, look for gifts at PGC Hajenius, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and choose your vessel at Sloepdelen Boat Rental.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam vacation maker website .

You can fly from Vienna to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Theme Parks Parks

Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Madurodam, Efteling
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
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Albert Cuyp Market
Zandvoort aan Zee ©
Zandvoort aan Zee

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