8 days in Switzerland, Chamonix & Lake Como Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland, Chamonix & Lake Como Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Como, Italy
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
7
Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
On the 7th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva itinerary maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Geneva is an approximately 8.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in April, expect Geneva to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chamonix.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Beaches Parks
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Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aiguille des Grands Montets as well as Chamonix Parapente. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the world from above with Chamonix Parapente and then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille des Grands Montets.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chamonix trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Chamonix takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Chamonix

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Aiguille des Grands Montets ©
Aiguille des Grands Montets
Chamonix Parapente ©
Chamonix Parapente

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Como, Italy

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 9th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), stop by Tea World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Fedele.

Planning Como trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chamonix to Como in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Como are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Shopping
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Basilica di Sant'Abbondio ©
Basilica di Sant'Abbondio
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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 10th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of St. Beatus Hoehlen, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, and then take a memorable tour with Hang Gliding Interlaken.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken day trip app.

Traveling by car from Como to Interlaken takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, Interlaken is slightly colder than Como - with highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Golf Nature

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St. Beatus Hoehlen
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Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen ©
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen
Hang Gliding Interlaken ©
Hang Gliding Interlaken
St. Beatus Hoehlen ©
St. Beatus Hoehlen

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, try your luck at Grand Casino Luzern, contemplate the long history of Museggmauer, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally explore the venue of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Lucerne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

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Grand Casino Luzern ©
Grand Casino Luzern
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Museggmauer ©
Museggmauer

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg and then visit Old Town.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation tool.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum Rietberg ©
Museum Rietberg

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Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
On the 13th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then explore the ancient world of Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Notre Dame Basilica, and finally examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geneva trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites
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International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum ©
Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral ©
Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral
Notre Dame Basilica ©
Notre Dame Basilica

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