17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + foot + train:  10​h 15​min
1
Montreux
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kids will enjoy Chaplin's World and Monstrofun. Venture out of the city with trips to Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes (in Les Marecottes) and VerticAlp Emosson (in Finhaut). Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Aquaparc. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc, and appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Memorial.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Montreux online attractions planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Montreux is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Montreux is minus 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Le Bouveret, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World, Monstrofun, Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes
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Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Monstrofun ©
Monstrofun

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, and stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt online trip builder .

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Classes
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

4
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 a short trip to The Eiger Trail in Grindelwald (about 44 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Interlaken day trip planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, The Eiger Trail, Lake Brienz
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Swimming Pools Unter Letten and Swiss Museum of Transport. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lake Lucerne, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Swiss National Museum, meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, and see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich route planning app .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Swimming Pools Unter Letten ©
Swimming Pools Unter Letten
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

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