11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Basel
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Bern
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lucerne
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
day
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 30th (Sat), wander the streets of Niederdorf, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich is minus 7 hours. In November, Zurich is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Art Basel or Jakob's Basler Leckerly. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fondation Beyeler and Basel Paper Mill Museum. Explore Basel's surroundings by going to Etangs de Bonfol (in Bonfol), Linner Linde (in Boezberg) and Luftseilbahn Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen (in Reigoldswil). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, examine the collection at Jean Tinguely Museum, don't miss a visit to Rathaus, and wander the streets of Basel's Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Basel trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Basel by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November in Basel, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fondation Beyeler, Linner Linde, Skulpturenweg, Region Wasserfallen, Etangs de Bonfol
Highlights from your plan
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern vacation builder site .

You can take a train from Basel to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Basel in December since evenings lows in Bern dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

2
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Take a break from the city and head to Jungfraujoch and Central Sport. Museum-lovers will appreciate Galerie Wydi and Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get interesting insight from Tours, tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Interlaken journey builder app .

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bern in December, plan for slightly colder days in Interlaken, with highs around 1°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Wengen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Lucerne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Interlaken in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Lucerne, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -1°C. On the 8th (Sun), you're off toZurich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Museums

few
hours
Zurich

Zurich ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich day trip website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church
Hans Waldmann Statue ©
Hans Waldmann Statue

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