5 days in Zurich & North Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Zurich & North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  15 h 15 min
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  16 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and then don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Zurich. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Zurich reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

1
night
Akureyri, Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at The Industry Museum, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saurbaejarkirkja.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Akureyri trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Zurich to Akureyri by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 16 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Zurich to Akureyri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in November: high temperatures in Akureyri hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Photography Tours
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

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