11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Geneva
— 1 night
Drive
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train
3
Bern
— 2 nights
Train
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
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Geneva

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Anglais, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then look for gifts at DAVIDOFF Geneve.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva visit site.

London, UK to Geneva is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get a bit cooler in Geneva: highs are around 6°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

2
nights
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 25th (Fri), cruise along Gornergrat, then stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and finally get great views at Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip planning tool.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

2
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the activities along Aare River, then get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bern travel route planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

5
nights
Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, &more) and Alpenbad (in Hinwil). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, make a trip to Liebfrauenkapelle, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich online travel planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.