12 days in Geneva, Bern & Basel Itinerary

12 days in Geneva, Bern & Basel Itinerary

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12 days in Geneva, Bern & Basel Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  108 h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bern
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Basel
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
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 20th (Wed): admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, then see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

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Mumbai, India to Geneva is an approximately 108-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In November, Geneva is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

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Side Trip

Lausanne
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Mt Pilatus (in Lucerne), Castle of Gruyeres (in Gruyeres) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's much more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bern itinerary website .

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Basel.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Mt Pilatus, Freddie Mercury Statue
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Aare River
Aare River

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Rathaus, wander the streets of Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, and finally get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Basel day trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Bern to Basel takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Basel, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Basel

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Basel Minster ©
Basel Minster
Rathaus ©
Rathaus
Zoo Basel ©
Zoo Basel

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