16 days in Switzerland, Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland, Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland, Italy & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Padua (Basilica di Sant’Antonio & Scrovegni Chapel). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Grande, appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice road trip site .

Mumbai, India to Venice is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: high temperatures in Venice hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Padua
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Il Cenacolo, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Milan are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II ©
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana ©
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and finally admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

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Take a train from Milan to Interlaken in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, Interlaken is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 7th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then have fun at Swiss Museum of Transport, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astrid-Kapelle, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rigi, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Astrid-Kapelle
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Rigi ©
Rigi

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, and then browse the different shops at Hauptbahnhof. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt).

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Lucerne to Zurich by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect nights in Amsterdam to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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