12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Geneva
— 2 nights
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
4
Zurich
— 4 nights

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 1st (Wed): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, and then make a trip to The Flower Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, stroll through Bains des Paquis, then get curious at CERN, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Virtual Room.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in March; daily highs in Geneva reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Murmelweg Wanderung, hit the slopes at Trockener Steg, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary app.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Hohbalmen ©
Hohbalmen

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.
Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and Heidi's Photo Chalet. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Tierpark Dahlholzli (in Bern) and Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken itinerary app.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, Tierpark Dahlholzli, Skigebiet Betelberg
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bring the kids along to Lake Zurich and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Markuskirche & Chapel Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

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