12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 2 nights
2
Lucerne
— 2 nights
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
4
Geneva
— 2 nights

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 22nd (Fri), wander the streets of Old Town, look for gifts at Barenland, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof, and finally see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, thenwander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, thenstop by Freitag Shop Zurich, and finally stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the views from Chapel Bridge, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, see the sky in a new way at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, thenexplore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally stop by Max Chocolatier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, thenshop like a local with Altstadt Luzern, thenpause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, and finally explore the wide array of goods at Bucherer.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lucerne online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Shop till you drop at Laderach and Ski Service. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, stop by Metzgerei Bayard, catch a ride on Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, and tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lucerne to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Ski Service, Aletsch Glacier
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Glacier Express ©
Glacier Express
Ski Service ©
Ski Service

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 30th (Sat), ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, thenmake a trip to The Flower Clock, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum. Keep things going the next day: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally look for gifts at Sweetzerland Chocolatier.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Geneva day trip tool.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. May in Geneva sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lausanne
Highlights from your plan
Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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