13 days in Zurich, Vitznau & Brienz Itinerary

13 days in Zurich, Vitznau & Brienz Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland travel planner

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Zurich
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Vitznau
— 4 nights
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Brienz
— 6 nights
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Zurich
— 1 night
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, expect Zurich to be cooler, temps between 5°C and -1°C. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Vitznau.

Things to do in Zurich

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Vitznau

— 4 nights
Vitznau is a municipality in the district of Lucerne in the canton of Lucerne in Switzerland.HistoryVitznau was first mentioned in 998. Kids will appreciate attractions like Zytturm Clocktower and Sattel Hochstuckli. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vitznau: Schwyz (Forum of Swiss History Schwyz & Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino), Wilhelm Tell Monument (in Altdorf) and Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Festung Vitznau, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Natur- und Tierpark Goldau, get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, and relax and rejuvenate at Mineralbad & Spa Rigi-Kaltbad.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vitznau trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Zurich to Vitznau by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Vitznau can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. You'll set off for Brienz on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Vitznau

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Brienz

— 6 nights
With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, traditional Brienz gives the impression of being lost in time.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lake Trubsee and Titlis Cliff Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brienz: Geographical Center of Switzerland (in Sachseln), Zwergenweg Magisalp-Bidmi (in Hasliberg) and Melchsee-Frutt (in Kerns). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, don't miss a visit to Viewing Point Schoenbuehel, stop by Huggler Holzbildhauerei, and explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Brienz holiday maker website.

You can drive from Vitznau to Brienz in 1.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Vitznau in December: high temperatures in Brienz hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Brienz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Brienz to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Brienz in December, you will find days in Zurich are a bit warmer (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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