8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Dubai
Fly + train:  11​h 45​min
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Dubai

2
days
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.
On the 24th (Thu), have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then head outdoors with Bumblebee-Hanggliding, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Interlaken vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Interlaken is an approximately 12-hour 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 Dubai in August, expect Interlaken to be much colder, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Nature

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Trümmelbachfälle
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken

2
days
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.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at CERN Univers de particules, cool off at Bains des Paquis, and then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva holiday planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Geneva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake Geneva
Bains des Paquis
The Geneva Water Fountain

3
days
Zurich

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt), enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

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Lucerne
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Lake Zurich
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Mt Pilatus

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