17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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.
Bring the kids along to Chaplin's World and Swiss Vapeur Parc. Go for a jaunt from Geneva to Veytaux to see Chateau de Chillon about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and take advantage of the amenities at Bains des Paquis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geneva tour itinerary app .

Singapore, Singapore to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Geneva due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in March: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Childrens Museums Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Chateau de Chillon
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
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4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zermatt: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Seilpark Interlaken). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, snap pictures at Hangebrucke, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Zermatt online itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Interlaken
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Skigebiet Betelberg and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 6th (Mon) at Bernaqua | Water Park | Fitness | Wellness. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Tierpark Dahlholzli, take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge, explore the activities along Aare River, and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bern trip planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Skigebiet Betelberg
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Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Bring the kids along to Zoo Zurich and Parapark Zurich. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich

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