11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Interlaken
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Zoo Zurich and Parapark Zurich. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich trip builder.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Zurich 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 moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in February, things will get cooler in Zurich: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Parapark Zurich ©
Parapark Zurich

1
night
Interlaken

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, then take in nature's colorful creations at Alpenrose Landscape Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games Parks Outdoors
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Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then snap pictures at Hangebrucke. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our Zermatt holiday builder.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

4
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Attractions like Chaplin's World and CERN make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: O'Coeur des Reves ... (in Vevey) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. February in Geneva sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

O'Coeur des Reves ..., Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
CERN
CERN

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