39 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & London Itinerary

39 days in Switzerland, Amsterdam & London Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 7 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 12 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Zurich (Old Town, Uetliberg Mountain, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, stop by Altstadt Luzern, make a trip to The Nine Towers, and see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne journey planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Lucerne is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Lucerne, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get a bit warmer in Lucerne: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 7 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bern (Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Pfalz, get engrossed in the history at Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, don't miss a visit to Town Hall, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lucerne to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Basel, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 12 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Panorama Mesdag, Peace Palace, &more), Haarlem (Haarlem Railway Station, Cathedral of Saint Bavo, &more) and Delft (Nieuwe Kerk, Old Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Basel to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Basel in August: highs in Amsterdam hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 15 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Warwick (Hill Close Gardens, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire), &more), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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