12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bern
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
3
Montreux
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Tasch
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 6th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, get great views at The Nine Towers, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and finally explore the activities along Lake Lucerne. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, Zurich is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

1
day
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), appreciate the history behind Barenpark, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then contemplate the long history of Zahringerbrunnen, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Memorial, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church-Fortress of Valere, and finally admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux road trip planner .

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Sion, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Valere Basilica ©
Valere Basilica
Chateau de Tourbillon ©
Chateau de Tourbillon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): make a trip to Chapel of the Maccabees and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Geneva trip maker .

Traveling by train from Montreux to Geneva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tasch.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees
Musee Ariana ©
Musee Ariana

1
night
Tasch

Tasch ©
Täsch is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On the 12th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Tasch online route builder .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Tasch takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Tasch

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Obser-va-toire Francois-Xavier Bagnoud
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Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge ©
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), stroll around Hohematte Park, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Wydi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Mad Cow, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tasch to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. In July in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip builder website .

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors
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Zurich Succulent Plant Collection ©
Zurich Succulent Plant Collection

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