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 45​min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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1
night
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Museggmauer and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rigi, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Lucerne online sightseeing planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Lucerne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Lucerne. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in April: highs in Lucerne hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

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

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 12th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen Village
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip site .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. 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 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Nymphenburg Palace, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Alte Pinakothek, enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche, and then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Munich road trip planning website .

Drive from Zurich to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and train. April in Munich sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dinkelsbuhl.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
Munich Residenz ©
Munich Residenz

2
nights
Dinkelsbuhl, Germany

Dinkelsbuhl ©
Dinkelsbühl is a historic town in Central Franconia, a region of Germany that is now part of the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Franziskanerkirche, steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg, steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, then contemplate the long history of Town Walls, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum). On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Burgtorturm, steep yourself in history at Die Rossmuhle, then steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, then step into the grandiose world of Topplerschlosschen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Wolfgang's Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dinkelsbuhl trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Munich to Dinkelsbuhl by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Dinkelsbuhl sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Dinkelsbuhl

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Altstadt ©
Altstadt
Town Walls ©
Town Walls
Burgtor und Burg ©
Burgtor und Burg

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 20th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Weingut Juliusspital, then do a tasting at Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Kilian Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Würzburg Residence. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main, then step into the grandiose world of Marienburg Fortress, then do a tasting at Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Neumuenster.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg day trip website .

You can drive from Dinkelsbuhl to Wurzburg in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In April in Wurzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main Winery
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Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Marienburg Fortress ©
Marienburg Fortress

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.
Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Singel and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam travel planning tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Wurzburg to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Nature
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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