11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 3 nights
2
Bern
— 3 nights
3
Lausanne
— 1 night
4
Zermatt
— 3 nights

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Lucerne (Lion Monument & Chapel Bridge) and Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Zurich trip tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Zurich is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, Zurich is colder than Riyadh - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Sattel Hochstuckli
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Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Etangs de Bonfol (in Bonfol), Pisciculture de la Gruyere (in Neirivue) and Rochers des Sommetres (in Muriaux). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalena Hermitage, and examine the collection at Museum of Communication.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Etangs de Bonfol, Pisciculture de la Gruyere, Magdalena Hermitage, Rochers des Sommetres
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Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Pisciculture de la Gruyere ©
Pisciculture de la Gruyere

1
night
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 11th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Alain Chollet Winery, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, thendo a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, and finally examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Lausanne trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Childrens Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Chaplin's World, Alain Chollet Winery
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the views from Gornergrat, thenstop by Laderach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Lausanne to Zermatt takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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