11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + Train:  13 h 30 min
1
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Rothorn and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Schilthorn - Piz Gloria and then hike along Blumental Panorama Trail.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zermatt is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zurich.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Blumental Panorama Trail
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Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

4
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Altstadt Luzern, & more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), look for gifts at Confiserie Sprüngli AG, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich vacation trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Zurich are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden and De Duif. Step out of the city life by going to National Park Drents-Friese Wold and Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum and steep yourself in history at Begijnhof.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

National Park Drents-Friese Wold, Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden ©
Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)

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