12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland Trip Planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Fiesch in Valais
— 1 night
Drive
5
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Jeddah

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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Jeddah to Zurich is minus 2 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in May, with highs in Zurich at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

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 8th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Geneva tour planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Geneva are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Interlaken

— 3 nights
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, learn something new at Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, stop by Swiss Chocolate Chalet, and explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken driving holiday planning site.

Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fiesch in Valais.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trip

Fiesch in Valais

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fiesch in Valais visit planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Fiesch in Valais takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Fiesch in Valais

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Zermatt

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, get around town with Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, and then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fiesch in Valais to Zermatt. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.