14 days in Switzerland & Nice Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland & Nice Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland & Nice Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  15​h
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Geneva, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zurich route planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Bangkok in December: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

3
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lucerne is known for parks, nature, childrens museums, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip planning website .

You can drive from Zurich to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Jungfraujoch
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

2
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

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.
On the 30th (Mon), admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

For where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Geneva online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Lucerne to Geneva in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

5
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kids will enjoy Marineland and Riviera Nature. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Galerie Lifetime Gallery (in Mougins) and La Croisette (in Cannes). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and make a trip to Promenade des Anglais.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nice visit planning tool .

Getting from Geneva to Nice by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or drive. In December, Nice is somewhat warmer than Geneva - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Galerie Lifetime Gallery, Marineland, Riviera Nature, La Croisette
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Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Marineland ©
Marineland
Riviera Nature ©
Riviera Nature

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