11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey builder

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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Geneva

— 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, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Geneva trip itinerary builder app.

Manila, Philippines to Geneva is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Manila in November, expect Geneva to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Museum of Viticulture and Wine (Musee de la Vigne et du Vin) (in Aigle), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern road trip planning site.

Getting from Geneva to Bern by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Bern, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

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Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.