8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  10 h 30 min
1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Neuchatel
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip planning tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Zermatt is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Zermatt is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 17th (Sun), have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux travel site .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Montreux takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Neuchatel.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

1
night
Neuchatel

Neuchatel ©
Neuchatel represents a compact university town in Western Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): shop like a local with Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, then identify plant and animal life at Creux du Van, then get engrossed in the history at Musee du Tram, and finally kick back and relax at Jeunes Rives.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Neuchatel travel planning tool .

You can drive from Montreux to Neuchatel in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Neuchatel

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Musee du Tram
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Jeunes Rives ©
Jeunes Rives
Musee du Tram ©
Musee du Tram

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Confiserie Sprunglifor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town (Altstadt) and Grossmunster. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich route planning app .

Getting from Neuchatel to Zurich by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Zurich sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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