11 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Montreux, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Chamonix, France
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve, then kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Geneva road trip planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Geneva is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Geneva, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in August: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 30°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. On your second day here, ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, tour the pleasant surroundings at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip planner .

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Glacier 3000
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

1
day
Chamonix, France

"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at Brevent Cable Car, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chamonix trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Montreux to Chamonix in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car
Spas

2
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne road trip website .

Drive from Chamonix to Lucerne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Lucerne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Zurich
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Thunersee, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then explore the activities along Egelsee, and then don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip maker .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Bern, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Thunersee
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Thunersee ©
Thunersee
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Egelsee ©
Egelsee

1
day
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken trip planner .

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bern, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Interlaken, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours

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