12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Appenzell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

3
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 get in some beach time at Bains des Paquis and Jeunes Rives. Get some historical perspective at Chateau de Chillon and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) (in Lausanne). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Geneva vacation tool .

Bengaluru, India to Geneva is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in April, with highs in Geneva at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Chateau de Chillon, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Jeunes Rives, Chaplin's World
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, look for all kinds of wild species at Heimwehfluh, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then hike along Axalp, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Swiss Brand Museum, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), and finally identify plant and animal life at Alpenwildpark.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Interlaken trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Geneva to Interlaken by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Maennlichen, Axalp
Highlights from your plan
Axalp ©
Axalp
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©

1
night
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, then explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Appenzell route website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Appenzell takes 3 hours. April in Appenzell sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedral, Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch
Highlights from your plan
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
St Mauritius Church ©
St Mauritius Church

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Landesmuseum. Fraumünster Church and Grossmunster will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Biosphaere Entlebuch, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip builder site .

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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