14 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly:  8 h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  6 h
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Manama, Bahrain

6
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.
Do your shopping at Leidseplein and Bloemenmarkt. You'll get in some beach time at Zandvoort aan Zee and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee. Go for a jaunt from Amsterdam to Haarlem to see Frans Hals Museum about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), take a stroll through The Jordaan, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

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Manama, Bahrain to Amsterdam is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. In June, Amsterdam is cooler than Manama - with highs of 68°F and lows of 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Side Trips

Zandvoort aan Zee, Frans Hals Museum, Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

1
night
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to The Markt, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally look for gifts at The Chocolate Line Bruges.

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Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Shopping
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Basilica of the Holy Blood ©
Basilica of the Holy Blood
The Markt ©
The Markt

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Place St. Gery, make a trip to Grand Place, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip builder website .

Getting from Bruges to Brussels by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Brussels sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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1
night
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.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Rothenfluh Ruins, delve into the distant past at Unspunnen Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Touristik-Museum der Jungfrau-Region, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Brussels to Interlaken in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Rothenfluh Ruins ©
Rothenfluh Ruins
Unspunnen Castle ©
Unspunnen Castle

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbad Mythenquai, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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