12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bern
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
3
Interlaken
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Zermatt
— 1 night
train:  8​h 15​min
5
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 30​min
6
Lugano
— 1 night
train:  2​h
7
Lucerne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
Zurich
— 2 nights
End: Zurich

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Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning app .

Hong Kong, China to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. You will leave for Bern on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Cathedral of Bern as well as UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, and then take a stroll through Matte.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip planner .

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Matte ©
Matte

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll around Hohematte Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Schlosskirche ©
Schlosskirche
Hohematte Park ©
Hohematte Park

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night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Gornergrat has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sun), go from sight to sight with Gornergrat, then browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga and then stop by Laderach.

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Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a train to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Scenic Drive Transportation Outdoors
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Parish Church of St. Mauritius ©
Parish Church of St. Mauritius

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town Chur and The Leaning Tower, Engadin St. Moritz. Go for a jaunt from St. Moritz to Tschiertschen to see AlpenHirt about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl, take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, and admire the masterpieces at Berry Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Zermatt to St. Moritz by train takes about 8.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Morteratsch Glacier, AlpenHirt, Old Town Chur
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Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
AlpenHirt ©
AlpenHirt

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Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano trip planner .

Traveling by car from St. Moritz to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Moritz in September, with highs in Lugano at 26°C and lows at 15°C. You'll set off for Lucerne on the 23rd (Mon).

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castelgrande
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Parco Civico ©
Parco Civico
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Rigi as well as Chapel Bridge. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Rigi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, then steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, and finally take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Peter’s Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Franziskanerkirche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Markuskirche, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Lucerne holiday planner.

Getting from Lugano to Lucerne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lugano in September: high temperatures in Lucerne hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. You will leave for Zurich on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Museggmauer ©
Museggmauer

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Zurich

Zurich ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Zurich and then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich day trip planning website .

Drive from Lucerne to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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