14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Bern
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Old Town Chur and Grossmunster will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Zurich to go to Lucerne and see Mt Pilatus, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich vacation builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Old Town Chur, Mt Pilatus
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Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get in touch with nature at Jungfraujoch and Bachalpsee Lake. Step off the beaten path and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Maennlichen. Get out of town with these interesting Grindelwald side-trips: Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen) and Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, hike along The Eiger Trail, take in the awesome beauty at Lauterbrunnen Village, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway, Oeschinen Lake
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Oeschinen Lake ©
Oeschinen Lake
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 26th (Sat), travel the rails with Gornergrat, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Stockalper Palace, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planner.

Take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Stockalper Palace
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis

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 discover tucked-away gems like Fondation Beyeler and Queen Studio Experience. Fondation Pierre Gianadda and Galerie Rigassi by SOON will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel (in Basel), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Collection de l'Art Brut (in Lausanne). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Quint-Essences.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 2.5 hours. In September in Bern, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Neuchatel, Queen Studio Experience, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Basel's Old Town
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Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

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