10 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Copenhagen Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Copenhagen Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 day
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Geneva, Switzerland
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 2 nights


Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 11th (Tue), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse and then wander the streets of Old Town.

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Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Zurich. In May in Zurich, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Papiliorama and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

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You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Bern are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): look for gifts at DAVIDOFF Geneve and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Geneva sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Geneva


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Jordaan and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), and wander the streets of Red Light District.

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Getting from Geneva to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 2 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosenborg Castle and Our Saviour's Church. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, look for all kinds of wild species at Jaegerborg Dyrehave, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn.

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Fly from Amsterdam to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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.