17 days in Pakistan & Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Pakistan & Switzerland Itinerary

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Lahore, Pakistan
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Engelberg, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Lahore, Pakistan

— 2 nights
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Lahore is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Lahore Fort, contemplate the long history of Shahi Guzargah, don't miss a visit to Masjid Wazir Khan, and walk around Jehangir's Tomb & Kamran's Baradari Pavilion.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahore trip planner.

Peshawar to Lahore is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly. In December, daily temperatures in Lahore can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, look for gifts at Molard Souvenirs, and don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geneva online travel route builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lahore to Geneva. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Lahore to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Lahore in December: highs in Geneva hover around 6°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Montreux, Switzerland

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Montreux road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then snap pictures at Furi Suspension Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, then look for gifts at Laderach, and then take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat.

Make your Zermatt itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bern travel app.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Bern sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Engelberg.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Engelberg, Switzerland

— 1 night
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Flueli-Ranft und Sachseln and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Titlis.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Engelberg trip builder site.

Getting from Bern to Engelberg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in January, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Engelberg

Nature · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by car from Engelberg to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Zurich sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Pakistan travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Specialty Museums
Occupying territory inhabited since prehistoric times, Pakistan saw more than its share of ancient invaders, from the Bronze Age civilizations that thrived in the Indus Valley to the armies of Alexander of Macedonia. Each culture left a deep mark on the country's cultural heritage, shaping its religious traditions, art, and cuisine. Because of continued political instability in the region, few casual travelers consider a trip to Pakistan for pleasure, yet the intrepid explorers who do will discover a land blessed with numerous natural and cultural treasures. While thriving cities lie in the country's south, the remote and rarely visited north remains a wild frontier of soaring mountain ranges, which include K2, the world's second-highest mountain.

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.