8 days in Switzerland & Hallstatt Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland & Hallstatt Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly + Train:  18 h
1
Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  20 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle. Get some cultural insight at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Basel Minster. Go for a jaunt from Bern to Kriens to see Mt Pilatus about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: visit Matte, admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, explore the activities along Aare River, and get great views at The Cathedral of Bern.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bern itinerary builder website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bern is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bern is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, things will get much colder in Bern: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Gruyeres Castle, Basel Minster, Mt Pilatus
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Chapel Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hallstatt.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Chapel Bridge
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

1
night
Hallstatt, Austria

Hallstatt ©
Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum Hallstatt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish of the Assumption, pause for some serene contemplation at Hallstatt Lutheran Church, then stroll the grounds of Beinhaus, Karner, Ossuary, and finally go for a walk through Old Town.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hallstatt planning website.

Drive from Zurich to Hallstatt in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hallstatt

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Parish of the Assumption ©
Parish of the Assumption
Hallstatt Lutheran Church ©
Hallstatt Lutheran Church

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