Ten days in and around Zurich

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Take 3 days to discover Zurich, Switzerland's largest city. As one of the most expensive cities in the world, plan a large budget. Visit the surrounding towns including Baden where you can relax and have a good time

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<p>Zurich Zoo.</p> <p>Chinese garden.</p> <p>.</p> <p>The Limmat and the Cathedral.</p> <p>Fraumünster Abbey.</p>

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Details of the stay: Ten days in and around Zurich - 10 days

Day 1 : Zurich and its old city

Visit of the old town, its narrow and picturesque streets. You can climb the stairs of one of the two towers of Grossmünster Cathedral to discover a breathtaking view of the city and the lake (to avoid for people prone to vertigo). Always on the right bank, do not miss the Neumarkt, the Spiegelgasse and other treasures of the medieval district. After lunch in one of the restaurants on Niederhofstrasse, you can walk along the left bank of the Limmat along the Wühre, then take a walk through the Bahnhofstrasse luxury shopping district with a break at Café Sprüngli for a delicious snack. Afterwards, you can visit the Swiss National Museum and discover Swiss history and culture before relaxing on the benches of the pleasant wooded park of Platzspitz. After dinner, go to the Q club in the trendy Zürich-West district for a live concert or house music.

Day 2 : Day on the shore of the lake

Departure in the morning for a cruise on the lake with lunch on board and discovery of the villages on the coast. On return, it is possible to disembark at the Zürichhorn to visit the Chinese Garden, a small landscaping with its tiny pieces of water populated with fish, its bushes-cut bushes and the sound decor of the bird pépiements. After this visit, you can take a head in the lake to the baths Seebad Utoquai, adjacent to the garden. The most motivated will join the centre by following the lakeside, the most tired will jump in a tram to reach the old town and offer a dinner in the chic brasserie Bierhalle Kopf.

Day 3 : Museums and shopping

Visit of the Swiss National Museum and window shopping in the Innenstadt and Bahnhofstrasse in the morning. Afternoon: another stroll in the old town, visit of the churches: Fraumünsterkirche, Grossmünster, Wasserkirche, Sankt-Peter... In the late afternoon, a new museum opened: the Kunsthaus Zurich, home to masterpieces of modern art, whose most famous names are Chagalle, Picasso, Giacometti, Munch, Van Gogh or Monet.

Day 4 : Uetliberg Uetliberg

Departure from the S 10 train to Uetliberg, for an easy hike of about two hours with a wonderful view of the city in reward. Pique on site and get off by the cable car to Adliswil, then go to the Centre Nature Silhwald to visit an exhibition and follow the educational trail dedicated to the forest.

Day 5 : Relaxation in Baden

One day to discover the village of Baden, relax in its thermal baths and enjoy its lively cultural life.

Day 6 : Winterthur Winterthur

Visit the city of Winterthur and its art museums. Stroll through the streets and parks of this charming town where you can even choose to spend two days. His sparkling nightlife is also to discover.

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In the south of Winterthur, the medieval city of Schaffhausen welcomes you for a day with its 171 increasing increasing, the most numerous of Switzerland. The place is that of all superlatives, since the city is adjacent to the biggest waterfalls in Europe, the Rhine. A show not to be missed.

Day 8 : Zurich - Flumserberg

Route to Flumserberg, ski resort in the Alps.

Day 9 : Flumserberg

Ski slopes or sled rides are waiting for you in winter. In summer, the hiking trails offer a beautiful discovery of the Alps.

Day 10 : Return to Zurich

Last day of strolling along the lake - this time on the right bank -, on the Enge Wiese and the Mythenquai. Then another walk through the old town around the Neumarkt, with its small creative shops and cafés. Finally, we visit the famous Rietberg Museum, which exhibits art treasures from Africa, Asia and Oceania, a sign of Zurich's openness and cosmopolitanism...

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