6 days in Canton of Zurich, Swiss Alps & Bern Itinerary

6 days in Canton of Zurich, Swiss Alps & Bern Itinerary

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6 days in Canton of Zurich, Swiss Alps & Bern Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Martigny
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 1 night
train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary maker website .

George Town, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from George Town to Zurich. Traveling from George Town in October, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Martigny.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

1
night
Martigny

Martigny ©
Martigny is the capital of the French-speaking district of Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, then sample the fine beverages at Morand Distillery, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Martigny vacation planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Martigny in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Martigny

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Room Escape Games
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally admire the local landmark of Vennerbrunnen.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Martigny to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Bern sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Vennerbrunnen ©
Vennerbrunnen

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