47 days in England & Switzerland Itinerary

47 days in England & Switzerland Itinerary

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Durham, United Kingdom
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Durham, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Explore Durham's surroundings by going to Penrith (Kandoo Adventures & Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens, stop by Fury Events, and don't miss a visit to Finchale Priory.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Durham tour itinerary planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Durham is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Durham, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in January, expect Durham to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Zurich, Switzerland — 42 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Fontaine du Banneret, Lake Lucerne, &more), Hammetschwand Lift (in Obbuergen) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich vacation builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Durham to Zurich takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel back home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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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.
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