14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
3
Murren
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bern
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lakeside Promenade Fleuri (in Montreux). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva tour itinerary builder website .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Geneva. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in March; daily highs in Geneva reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

2
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 1st (Wed): snap pictures at Hangebrucke, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt. Keep things going the next day: hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, then take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, then fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and finally cruise along Gornergrat.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt day trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Murren.

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

2
nights
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then hike along North face Trail.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Murren day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Murren takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, Skigebiet Metsch
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

2
nights
Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 5th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, and finally explore the activities along Aare River. On your second day here, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, steep yourself in history at Mosesbrunnen, then wander the streets of Matte, then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and finally get outside with Elfenau.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Bern holiday maker site .

Drive from Murren to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Neighborhoods Nature
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Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Hofkirche, Mt Pilatus, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, stop by Old Town, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich attractions planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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