16 days in India & Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in India & Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in India & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  13 h
1
Goa, India
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
2
Manali, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 7 nights
Drive:  15 min
4
Dubendorf, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  15 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

3
nights
Goa, India

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shree Shantadurga Kunkalikarin Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palolem Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Goa tour builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Goa is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to India Standard Time is 4 hours. In January, Goa is much warmer than Zurich - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

2
nights
Manali, India

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Gulaba and then cruise along Rohtang Pass.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali road trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Goa to Manali in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

7
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Markuskirche, &more), Titlis (in Engelberg) and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern (in Bern). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip site.

Traveling by flight from Manali to Zurich takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Traveling from Manali to Zurich, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dubendorf.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Titlis, Grindelwald-First
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Dubendorf, Switzerland

Dubendorf ©
Dübendorf is a municipality in the district of Uster in the canton of Zürich in Switzerland.It is a suburb of Zürich in Switzerland with a population of about 26,000 (2014). Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildnispark Zurich Langenberg, look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, then examine the collection at Air Force Center, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dubendorf online trip builder.

Dubendorf is just a short distance from Zurich. In February in Dubendorf, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Dubendorf

Museums Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wildnispark Zurich Langenberg, Turm in Regensberg, Observation Decks, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Einkaufszentrum Glatt
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Einkaufszentrum Glatt ©
Einkaufszentrum Glatt
Observation Decks ©
Observation Decks
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg ©
Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg

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