17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  9​h
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Engelberg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Jeddah

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Freddie Mercury Memorial (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring at Lake Geneva. There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), make a trip to The Flower Clock, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva online visit planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Geneva. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in June; daily highs in Geneva reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, and head outdoors with Monta Rosa Hutte.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt trip planner .

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Interlaken to Grindelwald to see The Eiger Trail about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, explore the activities along Lake Brienz, and take in the awesome beauty at Schynige Platte.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken route planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Interlaken takes 3 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Schynige Platte, Trümmelbachfälle, Aletsch Glacier, Lake Brienz
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): snap pictures at Titlis Bridge and then hit the slopes at Mount Titlis. On the next day, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Grimsel Pass, and then get outside with Furka Pass.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Engelberg trip tool .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Engelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Engelberg can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Furka Pass, Grimsel Pass
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass
Grimsel Pass ©
Grimsel Pass

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip app .

Getting from Engelberg to Zurich by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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