8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
Lucerne
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
3
Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Leukerbad
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h
End: Dubai

1
day
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lake Lucerne has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lucerne Station.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne attractions app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, Lucerne is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

1
night
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 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Mad Cow, then find your balance on the water with Hightide Kayak School, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Interlaken are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've now added Rose Garden (Rosengarten) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Bern takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Leukerbad.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Shopping
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum ©

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Leukerbad

Leukerbad ©
Europe's largest thermal resort spa welcomes weary hikers and sore skiers for the rejuvenating effects of its soothing waters.
On the 23rd (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at Isabelle Revitalzentrum, then trek along Gemmi Pass, and then get engrossed in the history at Lotschentaler Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Leukerbad itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Leukerbad takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Leukerbad

Outdoors Spas Trails

Side Trips

Lotschentaler Museum, Gemmi Pass
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Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass
Isabelle Revitalzentrum ©
Isabelle Revitalzentrum
Lotschentaler Museum ©
Lotschentaler Museum

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Le Port d'Ouchy, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, and then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): make a splash at Aquaparc, then browse the exhibits of Villa "Le Lac" Le Corbusier, and then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Leukerbad to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Montreux

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Villa "Le Lac" Le Corbusier, Gruyeres Castle, Aquaparc
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Aquaparc ©
Aquaparc
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Zurich as well as Opernhaus Zurich. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the grandeur of opera at Opernhaus Zurich, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip builder website.

You can drive from Montreux to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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