8 days in Switzerland & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  16​h 30​min
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
train:  4​h
2
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
5
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
— 1 day
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Geneva is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Geneva, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

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#Nature, #Parks
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, then get great views at Gornergrat, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt driving holiday app .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

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#Nature, #Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hinterdorfstrasse ©
Hinterdorfstrasse

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Heimwehfluh, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hohematte Park, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Heimwehfluh ©
Heimwehfluh
Parasailing & Paragliding
Hohematte Park ©
Hohematte Park

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, The Nine Towers, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planning website .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Zurich

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

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Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Kolkata (Calcutta) takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in Kolkata (Calcutta) reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

#Theme Parks
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Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited ©
Nicco Parks & Resorts Limited

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