11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Jakarta

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and ARTBOX.GALLERYfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Bourbaki Panorama). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich itinerary builder tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Grindelwald Museum and then explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, get a taste of the local shopping with Molitor, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 28th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, see the interesting displays at Klingende Sammlung, shop like a local with Galerie Rigassi by SOON, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern, and finally examine the collection at Schweizerisches .

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip maker .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©

1
night
Geneva

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Basketball.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Geneva travel planner.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

House of Basketball
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Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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