14 days in Switzerland & Qatar Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland & Qatar Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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St. Moritz, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kathedrale St.Gallen and Niederdorf. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Stiftsbibliothek in St. Gallen, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: walk around Lindenhofplatz, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Zurich sightseeing planner.

Doha, Qatar to Zurich is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

— 1 night
St.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, admire all the interesting features of Piz Nair, and then get great views at Diavolezza.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz trip planner.

Drive from Zurich to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Basel, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 8th (Wed), stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), don't miss a visit to Town Hall, and then take a stroll through Basel's Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, then explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Basel Paper Mill - Swiss Museum for Paper, Writing and Printing, and finally make a trip to Muensterplatz.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Basel trip website.

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Basel takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Basel can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bern visit planning website.

Drive from Basel to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Basel in December since evenings lows in Bern dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Montreux, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 11th (Sat), have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye and then soothe aching muscles at Les Bains de Lavey.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montreux online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Spas · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get curious at CERN, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and finally walk around Parc Des Bastions. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Geneva and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Doha.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Doha, Qatar

— 2 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Qatar, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, and then take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif. On the next day, stroll around Aspire Park, then make a trip to The Corniche, and then examine the collection at Museum of Illusions.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Doha day trip tool.

Fly from Geneva to Doha in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Geneva in December, with highs in Doha at 28°C and lows at 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
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.

Qatar travel guide

4.1
Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums · Landmarks
Sitting on a peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, little Qatar covers a small amount of territory but contains big reserves of natural gas and oil, boosting the per capita income to levels greater than in many highly industrialized Western countries. Ideal for travelers interested in taking a trip back in time, a vacation in Qatar also allows explorers to discover modern cities boasting outstanding museums, a lively arts scene, and an eclectic culinary heritage. In a country that embraces the future without forgetting its past, it's still possible to spend time learning about the centuries-old art of falconry or ride off into the sunset on the back of a docile camel.