12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Surabaya, Indonesia
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Montreux
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Appenzell
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Surabaya, Indonesia

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Friedhof Fluntern will appeal to history buffs. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Drink-Shop Luzern in Lucerne, about 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip app .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Surabaya to Zurich. Traveling from Surabaya in April, expect Zurich to be colder, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll explore and learn at Gruyeres Castle and Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center). Do some cultural sightseeing at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Klingendes Museum. Go for a jaunt from Bern to Lausanne to see The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museum fur Kommunikation, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Bern, and take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bern travel planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Gruyeres Castle
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 13th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, then learn about winemaking at Chateau De Glerolles, and then admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Montreux trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Bern to Montreux takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Chateau De Glerolles, Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

2
nights
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 14th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, take a stroll around Pfalzkeller, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mauritius Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, then see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, and finally see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch. On the next day, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Landsgemeindeplatz, and finally examine the collection at Henry Dunant Museum.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Appenzell tour builder.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Appenzell takes 3.5 hours. April in Appenzell sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Urnaesch, Pfalzkeller, Henry Dunant Museum, Landsgemeindeplatz, Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR
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Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell
Landsgemeindeplatz ©
Landsgemeindeplatz
Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell

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