14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: George Town, Grand Cayman
Fly + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bern
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: George Town, Grand Cayman

3
nights
Geneva

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.
You've now added MB&F M.A.D.Gallery to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and Collection de l'Art Brut. Do your shopping at Ski Service and Fondation de l'Hermitage. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Place de la Palud (in Lausanne), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Maison Tavel, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, and examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary planner .

George Town, Cayman Islands to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from George Town in February, expect Geneva to be cooler, temps between 7°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Lausanne, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Ski Service, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get some cultural insight at Fondation Beyeler and Queen Studio Experience. Do your shopping at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Basel (Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, Jean Tinguely Museum, & more), HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Creux du Van, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Bern online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in February, plan for little chillier nights in Bern, with lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Basel, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, Chateau de Chillon, Creux du Van, Queen Studio Experience
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum
Jean Tinguely Museum ©
Jean Tinguely Museum

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Kunsthalle Luzernfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Old Town Chur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Museum POST AB! (in Weisstannen), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, The Rosengart Collection, & more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Niederdorf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, stroll through Strandbad Mythenquai, and get a taste of the local shopping with ARTBOX.GALLERY.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planning tool .

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in Zurich, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Museum POST AB!, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, Old Town Chur
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

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