12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
3
Murren
— 1 night
Bus:  15 min
4
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
5
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Lucerne
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Appenzell
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Geneva

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Geneva tour itinerary builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
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 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee", tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Kapelle Gornergrat "Bernhard von Aosta", take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

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You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Murren.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

1
night
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Murren trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Zermatt to Murren by train takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Murren

Tours Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner .

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Murren. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll around Hohematte Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Wydi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Unspunnen Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planning app .

Interlaken is just a short distance from Lauterbrunnen. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Unspunnen Castle ©
Unspunnen Castle

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, then pause for some serene contemplation at Franziskanerkirche, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Markuskirche.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Appenzell.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche
Franziskanerkirche ©
Franziskanerkirche

1
night
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, then explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, then examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Appenzell trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Appenzell takes 2 hours. In March in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip website .

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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