15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Abu Dhabi

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Chaplin's World and Swiss Vapeur Parc. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard (in Finhaut) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip planning tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Geneva. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in October, expect Geneva to be colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, Swiss Vapeur Parc
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Grindelwald (Maennlichen Romantic Trail & The Eiger Trail), Molitor (in Wengen) and The Matterhorn (in Zermatt). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken road trip site .

Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Molitor, The Matterhorn, Trümmelbachfälle
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Zoo Zurich and Parapark Zurich make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten

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