8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 1 night
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Montreux
— 2 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the next day, make a splash at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Zurich online trip builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in August; daily highs in Zurich reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, get outside with Air-Glaciers, S.A., take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and finally trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip planning tool.

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Parasailing & Paragliding
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 14th (Fri), trek along Murmelweg Wanderung, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then hop aboard Gornergrat.

Discover how to plan a Zermatt trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Transportation
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 15th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and then see the interesting displays at Musee Suisse du Jeu.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux vacation planner.

Drive from Zermatt to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

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