9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  11​h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Wengen
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
4
Interlaken
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lucerne
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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 4th (Fri): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geneva travel planner .

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. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get colder in Geneva: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Zermatt.
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The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zermatt road trip site .

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can take a train to Wengen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

2
nights
Wengen

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wengen Day Trips and Kleine Scheidegg. Visiting Grindelwald-First and Minigolf will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, wander the streets of Alpiglen, and trek along Maennlichen Romantic Trail.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wengen trip tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Wengen takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Wengen

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald, Kleine Scheidegg
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Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First
Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway ©

few
hours
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.
To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken driving holiday planning app .

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Wengen. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off toLucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Tours

few
hours
Lucerne

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lucerne road trip planning site .

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off toZurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Tours

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Hans Waldmann Statue ©
Hans Waldmann Statue

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