8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  19 h
End: George Town, Penang Island

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kids will enjoy Zoo Zurich and Parapark Zurich. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Markuskirche, Mt Pilatus, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich day trip website .

George Town, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, car, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Zurich is minus 6 hours. Traveling from George Town in March, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 13°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at CERN, stroll through Bains des Paquis, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and finally get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Geneva day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Geneva are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
CERN
CERN
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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