16 days in Zurich & Geneva Itinerary

16 days in Zurich & Geneva Itinerary

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16 days in Zurich & Geneva Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h
1
Zurich
— 10 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Geneva
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

10
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Brienz (Lake Brienz & Giessbachfälle), St. Gallo-Swiss Pastry, Confectionery and Bakery Museum (in Benken) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Mt Pilatus, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Basel, Brienz, Reichenbach Falls, Museum Laufental
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

5
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Le Temple de Nyon (in Nyon) and Lausanne (The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Cathedrale de Lausanne, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner .

Fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lausanne, Mosaiques Romaines d'Orbe-Bosceaz, Le Temple de Nyon, Chateau de Chillon, Musee Baud
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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