12 days in Zurich & Bern Itinerary

12 days in Zurich & Bern Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zurich
— 7 nights
2
Bern
— 3 nights

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Zurich and Pilatus Luzern. Visit Old Town and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Uferpromenade Weggis (in Weggis), Lucerne (Hofkirche, Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten), &more) and Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Zoological Museum, wander the streets of Niederdorf, explore the historical opulence of Munot, and get engrossed in the history at Haus zum Rech.

Make your Zurich itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Kochi (Cochin), India to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) to Zurich is minus 4.5 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in May: high temperatures in Zurich hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Schaffhausen, Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, Uferpromenade Weggis, Glasi Hergiswil
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Uferpromenade Weggis ©
Uferpromenade Weggis
Glasi Hergiswil ©
Glasi Hergiswil

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 Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Step off the beaten path and head to The Cathedral of Bern and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Geneva (MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, Maison Tavel, &more), Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg) and Lauterbrunnen Village (in Lauterbrunnen). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Aare River, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, and steep yourself in history at Simsonbrunnen.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Geneva, Parasailing & Paragliding, St. Beatus Hoehlen, Cathedrale St-Nicolas, Lauterbrunnen Village
Highlights from your plan
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel

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