11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Train:  10 h 30 min
1
Bern
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step out of the city life by going to Creux du Van and Ski Service. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Gruyeres Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), admire the local landmark of Pfeiferbrunnen, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, and pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bern road trip site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bern is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in May, with highs in Bern at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Ski Service, Gruyeres Castle, Creux du Van, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Grossmunster. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Biosphaere Entlebuch, & more) and Pilatus Luzern (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Musee Visionnaire Zurich, and view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zurich itinerary planner .

Getting from Bern to Zurich by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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