14 days in Switzerland & The Netherlands Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Europe holiday planner
Make it your trip
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights


Zurich, Switzerland — 4 nights

Big Small Town

Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bahnhofstrasse and Einkaufszentrum Glatt. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Landesmuseum. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama & Jesuitenkirche), Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil) and Astrid-Kapelle (in Kuessnacht am Rigi). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Niederdorf, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, and explore the world behind art at Museum Tinguely.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip site.

Miami, USA to Zurich is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Zurich, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami in October, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 58°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Zermatt.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Zermatt, Switzerland — 3 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Fondation Opale and Ermitage Notre-Dame de Longeborgne. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta" and Clay Shoot Zermatt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zermatt: Anzere Spa & Wellness (in Anzere) and Pyramides d'Euseigne (in Heremence). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, look for gifts at Laderach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

Plan my day in Zermatt using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Klarna Trips.

You can drive from Zurich to Zermatt in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bern.
Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Ursenkathedrale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, ponder the design of Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, stop by Matte, then pause for some serene contemplation at French Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Bern.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Venice of the North

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museum Het Rembrandthuis and De Duif. Do your shopping at De 9 Straatjes and KochxBos Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, browse the different shops at De Beurspassage, examine the collection at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, and wander the streets of The Jordaan.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Bern to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.

The Netherlands travel guide

Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.