12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Lucerne
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 19th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Zurich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in March, with highs in Zurich at 52°F and lows at 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.
Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 21st (Mon), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection, then get curious at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally pick up some new knowledge with Max Chocolatier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and then browse the range of quality goods at Bucherer.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne road trip site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Lucerne are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zermatt.
Shopping · Nature · Museums · Parks

Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Hexenbar has been added to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Walliser Alpentherme & Spa Leukerbad (in Leukerbad) and Saas-Fee (Ski Zenit & Saas-Fee Ski Resort). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Gornergrat, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, look for gifts at Laderach, and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.
Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Side Trips

Geneva — 2 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get some cultural insight at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre and Patek Philippe Museum. Go for a jaunt from Geneva to Lavey-les-Bains to see Les Bains de Lavey about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Geneva takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums
Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.