35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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35 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Geneva
— 9 nights
train:  1​h
3
Montreux
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Interlaken
— 9 nights
train:  3​h
5
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  13​h
End: Dubai

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Limmat. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel and Old Town Chur. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur), Schaffhausen (Munot & Altstadt Schaffhausen) and Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Hofkirche). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, make a trip to Limmatquai, examine the collection at Zoological Museum, and explore the activities along Seebad Enge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Old Town Chur, Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen
Munot ©
Munot

9
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bains des Paquis and La Garenne. Notre Dame Basilica and Emmanuel Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Nyon (Roman Columns, Musee du Leman, & more), Signal de Bougy Pre Vert Park (in Bougy-Villars) and Prangins Castle (in Prangins). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and see the interesting displays at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geneva day trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nyon, La Garenne, Fondation Martin Bodmer - Bibliotheque et Musee, Prangins Castle, Museum CIMA
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica
Chateau de Nyon ©
Chateau de Nyon

4
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get some historical perspective at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Vieille-Ville de Montreux. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and Valere Basilica. Venture out of the city with trips to Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Chandolin), Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg) and Roman Amphitheatre (in Avenches). On the 8th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre SA. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, learn about winemaking at La Cave Vevey-Montreux, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Germain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montreux online trip planner .

Take a train from Geneva to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Valere Basilica, Roman Amphitheatre, Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, Premier Alpine Centre SA, Chateau de Chillon
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

9
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.
Visit Teufelsbrucke and Schlosskirche for their historical value. Attractions like Seilpark Interlaken and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Pfeiferbrunnen), Oberhofen Castle (in Oberhofen am Thunersee) and Aare Gorge (in Meiringen). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, cruise along Furka Pass, and hike along The Eiger Trail.

Start your trip to Interlaken by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Montreux to Interlaken by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 2°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bern, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Oberhofen Castle
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Oberhofen Castle ©
Oberhofen Castle
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at The Matterhorn and Alpenwild. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mountaineers' Cemetery and L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard. Venture out of the city with trips to Stockalper Palace (in Brig), Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG (in Fiesch in Valais) and Gommer Hohenweg (in Bellwald). It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Breithorn and pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zermatt vacation maker tool .

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG, L'Hospice du Gd-St-Bernard, Gommer Hohenweg, Stockalper Palace
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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