11 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Annecy Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Annecy, France
— 3 nights
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): cool off at Bains des Paquis and then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), admire the masterpieces at Collection de l'Art Brut, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Fondation de l'Hermitage.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geneva is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in August, with highs in Geneva at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

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Annecy, France

— 3 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore hidden gems such as Semnoz and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plages de Saint Jorioz and Plage de Conjux. Step out of Annecy with an excursion to Plage de Chatillon in Chindrieux--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Plage de la Brune, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins de l'Europe, and grab your bike and head to Voie Verte du Lac d'Annecy.

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You can drive from Geneva to Annecy in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August in Annecy, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 23rd (Mon), fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

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Drive from Annecy to Grindelwald in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, then take in the awesome beauty at Muottas Muragl, and then admire the verdant scenery at Engadine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Val Roseg, then take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair.

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Drive from Grindelwald to St. Moritz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in St. Moritz are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

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Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from St. Moritz in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Zurich: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.