11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Erlach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, then admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln, and finally take a stroll through Niederdorf. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche St. Johann, explore the historical opulence of Munot, and then get to know the fascinating history of Altstadt Schaffhausen.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich visit planner .

Chandigarh, India to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In February, daytime highs in Zurich are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Schaffhausen, Rapperswil, Kloster Einsiedeln
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Niederdorf
Niederdorf
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen
Munot ©
Munot

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), explore the world behind art at The Rosengart Collection, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pilatus Luzern. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Glasi Hergiswil, then get to know the fascinating history of Uferpromenade Weggis, then steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hofkirche.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Lucerne sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glasi Hergiswil, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Jesuitenkirche ©
Jesuitenkirche

1
night
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 14th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald online travel planner .

Getting from Lucerne to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Erlach.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, The Eiger
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
The Eiger ©
The Eiger

2
nights
Erlach

Erlach ©
Erlach is the capital municipality of the Seeland administrative district in the canton of Berne in Switzerland.HistoryThe nearby Jolimont hills, a 4km long range of hills, have been nearly constantly inhabited for thousands of years. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Etang de la Gruere, see the interesting displays at International Museum of Watches, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Collegiale church, and finally contemplate the long history of Chateau de Neuchatel.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Erlach trip app .

Drive from Grindelwald to Erlach in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Erlach

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Etang de la Gruere, International Museum of Watches, The Cathedral of Bern
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Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

3
nights
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 17th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve, then wander the streets of Vieux-Carouge, and finally examine the collection at Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, then explore the galleries of Maison Tavel, then delve into the distant past at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Geneva trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Erlach to Geneva in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Vieux-Carouge
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel

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