9 days in Switzerland & Riyadh Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland & Riyadh Itinerary

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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland

— 3 nights
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Bring the kids along to Lake Lucerne and Lake Zurich. Step out of Lucerne with an excursion to Old Town in Zurich--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lucerne online trip builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Lucerne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Lucerne. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in July; daily highs in Lucerne reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Interlaken, Switzerland

— 2 nights
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 25th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Interlaken road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Interlaken takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): make a trip to The Flower Clock, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Interlaken in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Geneva, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Riyadh.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

— 1 night
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then walk around King Abdullah Park, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Kingdom Centre Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Riyadh online vacation planner.

You can fly from Geneva to Riyadh in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Riyadh is 2 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Geneva in July, with highs in Riyadh at 49°C and lows at 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.