12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly + Drive:  18 h
1
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Appenzell
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Taipei

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Escape the urban bustle at Skigebiet Metsch and Creux du Van. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Step out of Bern to go to Lausanne and see The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument, examine the collection at Swiss Brand Museum, and get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bern trip planning website .

Hong Kong, China to Bern is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. In December, Bern is cooler than Hong Kong - with highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Creux du Van, Skigebiet Metsch, Chateau de Chillon, The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Appreciate the collections at Grindelwald Museum and Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen. Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Grindelwald-First. Change things up with a short trip to Central Sport in Wengen (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, take in the dramatic scenery at Murrenbach Waterfalls, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and trek along The Eiger Trail.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Central Sport
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

1
night
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 26th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, stop by Cafe-Confiserie Laimbacher, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, then examine the collection at Museum Appenzell, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, and finally examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Appenzell journey planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Appenzell takes 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch
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Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Foundation E. G. Buhrle Collection. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Grossmunster. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Biosphaere Entlebuch). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Appenzell to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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