5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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5 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Engelberg
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Riyadh

1
night
Engelberg

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Glasi Hergiswil and then take a memorable drive along Furka Pass.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Engelberg road trip tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Engelberg is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: high temperatures in Engelberg hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Glasi Hergiswil, Jungfraujoch, Furka Pass
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Titlis ©
Titlis
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Furka Pass ©
Furka Pass

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then look for gifts at Confiserie Sprungli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder website .

You can drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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