17 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Romantic Road Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Romantic Road Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & Romantic Road Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  5​h
2
Wurzburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

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 Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at English Reformed Church, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and contemplate the long history of Magere Brug.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Amsterdam is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Amsterdam, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, expect Amsterdam to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

3
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Get a sense of the local culture at Vieille Ville and Würzburg Residence. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Spital Bastion and Town Walls. Venture out of the city with trips to Blaues Haus (in Wertheim), Rothenburg (Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum) & St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche)) and Bamberg (Jakobskirche, Bamberg Altstadt, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Marienburg Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung, and contemplate the long history of Frankoniabrunnen.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wurzburg day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Amsterdam to Wurzburg takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rothenburg, Bamberg, Blaues Haus
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, then take a stroll through Matte, and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, and then see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip maker tool .

Drive from Wurzburg to Bern in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Castle of Gruyeres, Chaplin's World
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Matte ©
Matte
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

3
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Unspunnen Castle and Galerie Wydi. Get some historical perspective at Rothenfluh Ruins and Weissenau Castle. Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Haarige Kuh Brauerei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, and get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken sightseeing site .

Getting from Bern to Interlaken by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Unspunnen Castle ©
Unspunnen Castle
Weissenau Castle ©
Weissenau Castle

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Grossmunster. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bahnhofstrasse and Hofkirche. When in Lucerne, make a side trip to see Lake Zurich in Zurich, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Lucerne are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

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