17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Riyadh

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 15th (Mon): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World and then get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva day trip planner .

Riyadh, 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 Riyadh to Geneva. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in July, with highs in Geneva at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Swiss Vapeur Parc, Chaplin's World
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Plage de Port-Choiseul ©
Plage de Port-Choiseul
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at Parasailing & Paragliding and The Matterhorn. Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken (Seilpark Interlaken, Harderkulm, & more), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Aletsch Glacier and Grindelwald-First. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Murrenbach Waterfalls). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Jungfraujoch, stroll through The Eiger Trail, trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Schynige Platte.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip builder tool .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Engelberg.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

1
night
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 26th (Fri), snap pictures at Titlis Bridge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Titlis.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Engelberg online trip planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Engelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Titlis Cliff Walk ©
Titlis Cliff Walk

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Ufschotti Park and Lake Lucerne. Kids will appreciate attractions like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Strandbad Mythenquai. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Lion Monument) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Niederdorf, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zurich driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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