12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Geneva: Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Castle of Gruyeres (in Gruyeres). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Geneva travel planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Geneva is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castle of Gruyeres, Church of St Barvara, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

4
nights
Interlaken

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Zermatt (Hangebrucke, The Matterhorn, & more) and The Eiger Trail (in Grindelwald). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip website .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in September, expect nights in Interlaken to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zermatt, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle, The Eiger Trail
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

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Drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Zurich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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