10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Basel
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kathedrale St.Gallen and Confiserie Sprungli. Kids will appreciate attractions like Old Town and Niederdorf. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Stiftsbibliothek (in St. Gallen) and Basilica of St. Ulrich (in Kreuzlingen). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in panoramic vistas at Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and get to know the fascinating history of Bleicheli Stadtlounge.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

St. Gallen, Bleicheli Stadtlounge, Basilica of St. Ulrich
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Stiftsbibliothek ©
Stiftsbibliothek
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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Basel

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg, then see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and finally wander the streets of Basel's Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen, don't miss a visit to Muensterplatz, then get curious at Naturhistorisches Museum Basel, and finally don't miss a visit to Tinguely-Brunnen.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Basel online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aussichtsturm Schleifenberg
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Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel ©
Naturhistorisches Museum Basel
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Oeschinen Lake and Gurten. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Rochers-de-Naye and Queen Studio Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to HouseTrap (in Bulle) and Montreux (Montreux Lakeside, Freddie Mercury Statue, &more). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern.

Before you visit Bern, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Basel to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Basel in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Bern, with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux, HouseTrap, Oeschinen Lake
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Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Gurten ©
Gurten
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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