30 days in Zurich, Interlaken & Strasbourg Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 11 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 9 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 9 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland — 11 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Hohle Gasse (in Immensee), Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, &more) and Auslandschweizerplatz (in Brunnen). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, walk around Lindenhof Hill, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Zurich is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 9 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.
Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Flueli-Ranft (in Sachseln), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Wallfahrtskapelle Hergiswald (in Obernau). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll through Harderkulm, explore the activities along Aare River, and get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip maker site.

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Strasbourg.
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Strasbourg, France — 9 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace (in Itterswiller), Nancy (Parc Olry, Place Stanislas, &more) and Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Barrage Vauban, and do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Strasbourg trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Strasbourg in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Interlaken in December: high temperatures in Strasbourg hover around 7°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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