9 days in Amsterdam & Switzerland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Haarlem (Frans Hals Museum, Grote Markt, &more). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, browse the exhibits of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip maker.

London, UK to Amsterdam is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Interlaken.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 1 night

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 9th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Maennlichen and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interlaken travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Interlaken takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Interlaken when traveling from Amsterdam in February, with lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature · Adventure
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Zermatt, Switzerland — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 10th (Fri), stroll through Gornergrat, take in panoramic vistas at Trockener Steg, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip maker app.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours · Parks
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Zurich, Switzerland — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Zurich sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Switzerland travel guide

Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.