11 days in Switzerland & Port of Spain Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Port of Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland & Port of Spain Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
3
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Helsinki, Finland

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Family-friendly places like Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Zoo Zurich will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Zurich (Lake Zurich & Fraumünster Church). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Lion Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne road trip planner .

Helsinki, Finland to Lucerne is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to Lucerne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lucerne, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 10th (Sun), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): get curious at CERN, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and finally take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Geneva trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. November in Geneva sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port of Spain.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
CERN
CERN
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

3
nights
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Port of Spain
Port of Spain, the country's capital, sits between the sea and a scenic green mountain range, and acts as a gateway for eclectic adventures on land and sea.
Attractions like Maracas Beach and Emperor Valley Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Harry's Water Park in Tabaquite (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Queen's Park Savannah, stop by Cocobel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Asa Wright Nature Centre, and appreciate the history behind Dattatreya Temple and Hanuman Statue.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port of Spain trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Geneva to Port of Spain takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Port of Spain is minus 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in November: high temperatures in Port of Spain hover around 37°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port of Spain

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinidad, Harry's Water Park
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Maracas Beach
Maracas Beach
Emperor Valley Zoo ©
Emperor Valley Zoo
Harry's Water Park ©
Harry's Water Park

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