14 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Amsterdam, Belgium & Switzerland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 6 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Relax by the water at Zandvoort aan Zee and Strand Bloemendaal Aan Zee. Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis. Step out of Amsterdam to go to Haarlem and see Frans Hals Museum, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, shop like a local with Leidseplein, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and get engrossed in the history at Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

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Manama, Bahrain to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manama to Amsterdam is minus 2 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in August: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bruges.
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Bruges, Belgium — 1 night

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 14th (Sun): 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 stop by The Chocolate Line Bruges.

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Drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Bruges, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 1 night

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): wander the streets of Place St. Gery, steep yourself in history at Grand Place, then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

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Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Interlaken.
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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.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Rothenfluh Ruins, make a trip to Unspunnen Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Tourismuseum, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

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You can fly from Brussels to Interlaken in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. August in Interlaken sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Mythenquai, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and then examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum.

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You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Belgium travel guide

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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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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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