13 days in Amsterdam, Switzerland & Norway Itinerary

13 days in Amsterdam, Switzerland & Norway Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Washington DC, United States

3
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 3rd (Wed), get your game on at VR GameHouse Arcade Amsterdam. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of De Nieuwe Kerk, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

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Washington DC, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Amsterdam. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect Amsterdam to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
ARTIS ©
ARTIS
NEMO Science Museum ©
NEMO Science Museum

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Parasailing & Paragliding and Harderkulm will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, walk around Hohematte Park, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip builder tool.

Fly from Amsterdam to Interlaken in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Trümmelbachfälle, Maennlichen
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz (in Lucerne). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten and kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich attractions planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten

3
nights
Oslo, Norway

Oslo ©
Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kids will enjoy Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Vigeland Park. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, contemplate the long history of Rådhuset, and get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oslo holiday builder website.

Fly from Zurich to Oslo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zurich in July; daily highs in Oslo reach 73°F and lows reach 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bergen.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Kon-Tiki Museum ©
Kon-Tiki Museum
Norsk Folkemuseum ©
Norsk Folkemuseum

1
night
Bergen, Norway

Bergen ©
A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
On the 15th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, thenshop like a local with Fish Market, and finally engage your brain at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bergen tour builder site.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Bergen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oslo in July: highs in Bergen hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergen

Childrens Museums Museums Nature
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VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter ©
VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter
Mount Floyen and the Funicular ©
Mount Floyen and the Funicular
Bryggen ©
Bryggen

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