8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Train to Hakata, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Train
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Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 1 night
Fly

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Zurich

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: Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried), Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: visit Old Town, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and make a trip to Niederdorf.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich journey planner.

Hiroshima, Japan to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 8 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Hiroshima in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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Bern

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 3rd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Garuda Massage, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Geneva

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip builder website.

Getting from Bern to Geneva by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.