7 days in Abu Dhabi & Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Abu Dhabi & Switzerland Itinerary

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7 days in Abu Dhabi & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Pack the 30th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, don't miss a visit to The Corniche, and soothe aching muscles at Emirates Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi tour planner.

Dubai to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Emirates Palace ©
Emirates Palace
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lion Monument, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and wander the streets of Old Town (Altstadt).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Abu Dhabi to Zurich takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Zurich. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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