12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Le Bouveret
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Geneva online attractions planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Geneva is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Geneva is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, things will get colder in Geneva: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Le Bouveret.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

1
night
Le Bouveret

Le Bouveret ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Memorial, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, and finally find something for the whole family at Swiss Vapeur Parc.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Le Bouveret trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Le Bouveret in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Le Bouveret

Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux, Chateau de Chillon
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Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 3rd (Fri), go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, then get great views at Gornergrat, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, take in the views from Hangebrucke, then explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from Le Bouveret to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a tram; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): stroll through Hohematte Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then head outdoors with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and finally get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lauterbrunnen Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Interlaken in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

The Eiger Trail, Lauterbrunnen Church
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Hallenbad Altstetten will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Dying Lion of Lucerne Monument, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and don't miss a visit to Sechselautenplatz.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich journey planner .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Zurich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen
Hallenbad Altstetten ©
Hallenbad Altstetten

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