12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Montreux
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bern
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and then explore the activities along Lake Zurich. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Altstadt Schaffhausen, explore the historical opulence of Munot, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Zurich online tour itinerary planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in May, with highs in Zurich at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Schaffhausen
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Munot ©
Munot
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bellinzona trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Bellinzona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 27th (Wed), you'll travel to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
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 27th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet, walk around Hohematte Park, then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village. On the next day, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Interlaken online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Interlaken takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bellinzona in May, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Lauterbrunnen Village
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

1
day
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, admire the landmark architecture of Chateau de Chillon, then pause for some serene contemplation at L'Eglise St Vincent, and finally steep yourself in history at Vieille-Ville de Montreux.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux travel website .

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Montreux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Eglise St Vincent ©
Eglise St Vincent

5
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get outdoors at Etang de la Gruere and Luftseilbahn Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale St-Nicolas and Kloster Mariastein. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Spiezer Rundwanderweg (in Spiez), Trottiland (in Adelboden) and Romisch-katholische Kirche - Herz Jesu (in Laufen). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planner .

Traveling by car from Montreux to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Luftseilbahn Reigoldswil-Wasserfallen, Kloster Mariastein, Protestant City Church Thun, Spiezer Rundwanderweg, Etang de la Gruere
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Etang de la Gruere ©
Etang de la Gruere
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Kloster Mariastein ©
Kloster Mariastein

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