12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  20​h 30​min
1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Mendrisio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Zurich
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat, and fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zermatt is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
Highlights from your plan
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): hit the slopes at Maennlichen, then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and then have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet. Here are some ideas for day two: have fun at JungfrauPark Interlaken, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for gifts at Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Interlaken road trip site .

Getting from Zermatt to Interlaken by train takes about 3 hours. In December in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Mendrisio.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Maennlichen
Highlights from your plan
JungfrauPark Interlaken ©
JungfrauPark Interlaken
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Mendrisio

Mendrisio ©
Mendrisio is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.Mendrisio is the seat of the Accademia di Architettura of the university of Italian-speaking Switzerland (USI).The municipality was boosted in size on 4 April 2004 when it incorporated the former municipality of Salorino. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur, get curious at Fossil Museum of the Monte San Giorgio, then explore the striking landscape at Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, and finally admire the sheer force of Parco delle Gole della Breggia. On the next day, examine the collection at Galleria Baumgartner, Head underground at Percorso del Cemento, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eremo di San Nicolao, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Trasparente.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mendrisio trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Mendrisio by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Mendrisio

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Morbio Inferiore, Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, Parco Archeologico di Tremona-Castello, Swissminiatur
Highlights from your plan
Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio ©
Swissminiatur ©
Swissminiatur

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Swiss Museum of Transport and Zoo Zurich will thrill your kids. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Chapel Bridge). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich vacation maker .

Traveling by train from Mendrisio to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

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