13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland attractions planner
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Fly
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Train
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Bern
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Geneva
— 3 nights
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Zurich — 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Bourbaki Panorama, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online travel route builder.

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bern.
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Bern — 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). The adventure continues: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, examine the collection at Museum of Communication, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Bern sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Montreux.
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Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): play a few rounds at Franck Ollivier Golf Pro, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. Here are some ideas for day two: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Bern to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Geneva.
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Geneva — 3 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 sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Anglais.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva road trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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