8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly + Train:  11​h 30​min
1
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Doha

3
nights
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.
Interlaken is known for adventure, nature, classes, fun & games, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, and take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken online trip maker .

Doha, Qatar to Interlaken is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Interlaken is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get colder in Interlaken: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen
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Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a splash at Hallenbad Altstetten, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and find something for the whole family at Parapark Zurich.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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