20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 5 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
4
Lausanne
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil) and Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Kunsthalle Luzern, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, get your game on at Fusion Arena Virtual Reality Center, see the interesting displays at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, and get in on the family fun at Parapark Zurich.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Zurich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Elsener Messerschmied AG
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

5
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.
Attractions like Skigebiet Betelberg and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Schlosskirche. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental) and Grindelwald-First (in Grindelwald). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and stroll through The Eiger.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, Interlaken is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Bern, Grindelwald, Lenk im Simmental, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get in touch with nature at The Matterhorn and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Do some cultural sightseeing at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie". Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Swiss Ski School Saas Fee in Saas-Fee--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: cruise along Gornergrat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee", take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, and trek along 5-Seenweg.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Swiss Ski School Saas Fee
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Musee Cantonal d'Archeologie et d'Histoire, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and then do a tasting at Alain Chollet Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Terres de Lavaux, steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, and then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Lausanne trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Zermatt to Lausanne by train takes about 3.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Lausanne

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lutry, Chaplin's World, Lake Geneva, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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