21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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21 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h
1
Zurich
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Geneva
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 6 nights
train + Fly:  10​h
End: Dubai

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

Plan a Zurich trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 3 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

6
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: Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) & Cathedrale de Lausanne), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Montreux (Freddie Mercury Statue & Lakeside Promenade Fleuri). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Geneva vacation planner.

Getting from Zurich to Geneva by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Montreux, Castle of Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Creux du Van
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

6
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Matterhorn Glacier Paradise as well as Gornergrat. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, Harderkulm, & more), Grindelwald Area (Jungfraujoch, Aletsch Glacier, & more) and Trümmelbachfälle (in Lauterbrunnen). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt travel route builder website .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-First, Trümmelbachfälle
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

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