11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Chapel Bridge, & more). There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich vacation maker website .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich is minus 7 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trips

UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, Murrenbach Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): hike along 5-Seenweg and then hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

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 9th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then make a trip to The Flower Clock. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geneva online trip maker .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. May in Geneva sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
The Flower Clock ©
The Flower Clock

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