56 days in Switzerland, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

56 days in Switzerland, Belgium & The Netherlands Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Glarus, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Sur, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Les Breuleux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 9 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 8 nights
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Oisterwijk, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 6 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Museum Rietberg are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Old Town and Church of St. Peter for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Emil Frey Classics - Classic Car Museum (in Safenwil), Wildpark Roggenhausen (in Aarau) and Heiternplatz (in Zofingen). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Klingnauer Stausee, and get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lucerne route planner.

Valkenburg, The Netherlands to Lucerne is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. March in Lucerne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glarus.
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Glarus, Switzerland — 5 nights

The Canton of Glarus is a canton in east central Switzerland. Monastery Fischingen and Kapuzinerkloster Rapperswil will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Festungsmuseum Crestawald and Museum des Landes Glarus - Freulerpalast. Venture out of the city with trips to Rapperswil (Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, The Polish Museum, &more), Ruinaulta Rheinschlucht (in Versam) and Flims (Aussichtsplattform Il Spir Conn & Trutg dil Flem). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, hit the slopes at Lenzerheide Ski Resort, wander the streets of Heididorf, and cruise along hike.ch.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glarus, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lucerne to Glarus by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sur.
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Sur, Switzerland — 1 night

On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Alp Flix.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sur online itinerary planner.

Getting from Glarus to Sur by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March, Sur is slightly colder than Glarus - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald, Switzerland — 2 nights

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum, then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and finally fly like a bird with Airtime Paragliding. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch and then get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sur to Grindelwald by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Les Breuleux.
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Les Breuleux, Switzerland — 3 nights

Les Breuleux is a municipality in the district of Franches-Montagnes in the canton of Jura in Switzerland.HistoryLes Breuleux is first mentioned in 1429 as Les Bruilluit.GeographyLes Breuleux has an area of. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Musee Espace Paysan Horloger and CHEZ Camille Bloch. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grotte Sainte Colombe and Eglise d'Undervelier. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Les Breuleux: Ferme de la Combe Tabeillon (in Glovelier), Maison de la Tete de Moine (in Bellelay) and Undervelier (Gorges du Pichoux & Lac Vert d'Undervelier). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Rochers des Sommetres, stop by Fromages Spielhofer, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Saignelegier, and see the interesting displays at Musee Longines.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Les Breuleux holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Les Breuleux takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 6 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Appreciate the collections at Across the Screen and HR Giger Museum. Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Venture out of the city with trips to Fribourg (Chapelle de Lorette & Vallee du Gotteron), HouseTrap Escape Game (in Bulle) and Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology (Musee cantonal d'archeologie), explore the ancient world of Roman Theatre, and stop by Ski Service.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Montreux vacation planner.

You can drive from Les Breuleux to Montreux in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 9 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Atomium. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Place and Belgian Comic Strip Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Antwerp (Groenplaats, Museum De Reede, &more), The Wellington Museum (in Waterloo) and Fort Van Duffel (in Duffel). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), examine the collection at Autoworld, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary app.

Getting from Montreux to Brussels by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 8 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Change things up with these side-trips from Bruges: Ghent (Design Museum Gent, Museum Dr. Guislain, &more), Art Center Horus (in Sint-Martens-Latem) and Transfo duiktank (in Zwevegem). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bruges road trip app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oisterwijk.
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Oisterwijk, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Oisterwijk is a municipality and a city in the South of the Netherlands.Population centresHeukelomMoergestelOisterwijkTopographyDutch Topographic map of the municipality of Oisterwijk, June 2015Transportation Railway station: OisterwijkCityOisterwijk received city rights in 1230. Get some cultural insight at Geniemuseum and Kijk en luistermuseum Bennekom. Appreciate the collections at Building A and Rocksteady Militaria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oisterwijk: Boswachterij Dorst (in Dorst), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Natuurgebied Dintelse Gorzen (in De Heen). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen and hike along Natuurgebied De Moerputten.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Oisterwijk visit app.

You can drive from Bruges to Oisterwijk in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Oisterwijk, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 9 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Delft (Nieuwe Kerk, Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, &more), Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg) and Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Frans Hals Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel route planning app.

You can drive from Oisterwijk to Amsterdam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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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.
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