15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Kunsthalle Luzern. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Old Town Chur. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Niederdorf, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Old Town Chur, Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Kleine Scheidegg. Discover out-of-the-way places like Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Maennlichen. Explore Grindelwald's surroundings by going to Zermatt (Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", Mountaineers' Cemetery, & more) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, look for gifts at Vogts Corner, and take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald travel route 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 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zermatt, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and then examine the collection at Museum HR Giger. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then ski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montreux day trip planning app .

Getting from Grindelwald to Montreux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Museum HR Giger, Glacier 3000, Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Museum HR Giger ©
Museum HR Giger
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fondation Beyeler and Creux du Van. Kids will appreciate attractions like Papiliorama and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental), Lausanne (Place de la Palud & Collection de l'Art Brut) and Jean Tinguely Museum (in Basel). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument, and look for gifts at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bern vacation planner.

Getting from Montreux to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Neuchatel, Jean Tinguely Museum, Skigebiet Betelberg, Papiliorama
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

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