12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Limmat and The Nine Towers. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Stiftsbibliothek (in St. Gallen) and Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Lake Lucerne, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich tour itinerary planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in September, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Stiftsbibliothek
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Limmat ©
Limmat

1
night
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, then explore the activities along Lake St. Moritz, and finally get great views at Diavolezza.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Moritz road trip planning app .

You can drive from Zurich to St. Moritz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in September: high temperatures in St. Moritz hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Morteratsch Glacier
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Diavolezza ©
Diavolezza
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then fly down the slopes at Maennlichen. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Grindelwald takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfraujoch
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, get great views at Gornergrat, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then go for a walk through Hinterdorfstrasse, and finally make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt tour itinerary maker app .

Take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat

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.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Mont Saleve and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, then don't miss a visit to Broken Chair Sculpture, and finally ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find out how to plan a trip to Geneva, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In October in Geneva, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lausanne
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve
Le Port d'Ouchy ©
Le Port d'Ouchy

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