17 days in Switzerland, Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland, Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland, Germany & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Stuttgart, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
6
Frankfurt, Germany
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg, and admire the striking features of Bibliothek Rechtswissenschaftliches Institut.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich attractions app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in April, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks
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Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 21st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Markuskirche, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch and then take in the awesome beauty at Rigi.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne journey website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Rigi ©
Rigi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, then have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and finally head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken day trip tool .

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murrenbach Waterfalls
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Heidi's Photo Chalet ©
Heidi's Photo Chalet

2
nights
Stuttgart, Germany

Stuttgart ©
Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Fernsehturm Stuttgart, then admire the local landmark of Galateabrunnen, then see the interesting displays at Mercedes-Benz Museum, and finally examine the collection at Porsche Museum. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, then admire the landmark architecture of Staatsgalerie, and then explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Stuttgart.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stuttgart road trip app .

Drive from Interlaken to Stuttgart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In April in Stuttgart, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums Historic Sites
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Mercedes-Benz Museum ©
Mercedes-Benz Museum
Fernsehturm Stuttgart ©
Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Porsche Museum ©
Porsche Museum

2
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the striking features of Die Rossmuhle, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, then steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Romantische Strasse, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter, then step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Mariae Heimsuchung.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wurzburg day trip site .

You can drive from Stuttgart to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. April in Wurzburg sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress
Romantische Strasse ©
Romantische Strasse

1
night
Frankfurt, Germany

Frankfurt
A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Hauptfriedhof, admire the masterpieces at Liebieghaus, and then explore the world behind art at Staedel Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Frankfurt online vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Wurzburg to Frankfurt takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Museums Historic Sites
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Staedel Museum
Staedel Museum
Liebieghaus ©
Liebieghaus
Hauptfriedhof ©
Hauptfriedhof

4
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam holiday maker app .

Fly from Frankfurt to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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

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