11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Dammam

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 28th (Thu), visit Old Town, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

For other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning app .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Zurich. Traveling from Dammam in May, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Interlaken: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken road trip planning site .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lucerne, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

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 2nd (Tue), have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen. Keep things going the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then get outside with Gornergrat.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt travel route builder website .

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
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.
On the 4th (Thu), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, shop like a local with MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature 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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