8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Geneva, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Geneva reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
The Flower Clock ©
The Flower Clock

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Interlaken to Grindelwald to see The Eiger Trail about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, race across the water with a speed boat tour, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip tool .

Getting from Geneva to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Geneva in July, plan for slightly colder days in Interlaken, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, The Eiger Trail
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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