8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— Few hours
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Geneva is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Geneva. Traveling from Cairo in November, things will get cooler in Geneva: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 24th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society. On your second day here, make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): stroll through Hohematte Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Schynige Platte, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier. Keep things going the next day: cruise along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli, and finally head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

Plan trip to Interlaken with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aletsch Glacier, Schynige Platte
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lion Monument, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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