8 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
Fly
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Leiden Square (Leidseplein), examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then take a stroll through The Jordaan.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam itinerary website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Eelde Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bruges.
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Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Markt, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bruges trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

Capital of Europe

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 18th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Grand Place, then contemplate the long history of Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), and finally examine the collection at Atomium.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Brussels driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Interlaken.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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 19th (Sun): look for gifts at Kirchhofer - Watch & Trend Shop, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find out how to plan a trip to Interlaken, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Brussels to Interlaken in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
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Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure · Tours
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Step out of the city life by going to BirdLife-Naturzentrum Neeracherried and Lake Zurich. There's much more to do: make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich online journey builder.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
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Belgium travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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.
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