18 days in Switzerland, Romantic Road & Amsterdam Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland, Romantic Road & Amsterdam Itinerary

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18 days in Switzerland, Romantic Road & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + Fly + train:  17​h 15​min
1
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Schwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Dinkelsbuhl, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Wurzburg, Germany
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  5​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Fri), stop by Vogts Corner, take a stroll through Alpiglen, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at French Church, then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then wander the streets of Matte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken trip site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Interlaken is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. In April, Interlaken is cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Neighborhoods Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Bern, Grindelwald, Murrenbach Waterfalls
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Matte ©
Matte
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Spas

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Grossmunster. Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery) and Fraumünster Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and snap pictures at Chapel Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planning website .

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Schwangau.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Schwangau, Germany

Schwangau ©
An ideal holiday escape from fast-paced urban centers, Schwangau allows visitors to hike, cycle, swim, dance, and dine surrounded by a picture-perfect landscape.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wies Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Koloman, steep yourself in history at Schloss Hohenschwangau, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Neuschwanstein, then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Benediktinerkloster St. Mang.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Schwangau trip builder .

You can drive from Lucerne to Schwangau in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lucerne in April: highs in Schwangau hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dinkelsbuhl.

Things to do in Schwangau

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fussen, Hohenschwangau, Wies Church
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Altstadt von Fuessen ©
Altstadt von Fuessen
Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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. On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), steep yourself in history at Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Town Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Jacob's Church (St. Jakobskirche), then get a sense of history and politics at Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George Church. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Weinmarkt, steep yourself in history at Spital Bastion, then steep yourself in history at Markusturm and Buttelhaus, and finally steep yourself in history at Burgtor und Burg.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dinkelsbuhl attractions app .

Getting from Schwangau to Dinkelsbuhl by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Dinkelsbuhl

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rothenburg
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Town Walls ©
Town Walls

3
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Würzburg Residence and Buergerspital zum Heiligen Geist - Weingut. Visit Marienburg Fortress and Jakobskirche for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wurzburg: Weingut Brennfleck (in Sulzfeld am Main), Bamberg (Bamberg Cathedral, Bamberg Altstadt, & more) and Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main (in Marktheidenfeld). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Weingut Juliusspital.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Wurzburg online visit planner .

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 Trips

Bamberg, Weingut Brennfleck, Winzerhof Kremer, Johannes Deppisch Weinhaus am Main
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Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll ©
Weingut am Stein, Ludwig Knoll
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 Rijksmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Jordaan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Brouwersgracht, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and take in the views from Magere Brug.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam online itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Wurzburg to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Frans Hals Museum
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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