8 days in Switzerland, Freiburg im Breisgau & Liechtenstein Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland, Freiburg im Breisgau & Liechtenstein Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland, Freiburg im Breisgau & Liechtenstein Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Basel, Switzerland
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Basel, Switzerland

Basel ©
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Basel vacation maker website .

London, UK to Basel is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from London to Basel, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Basel: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can take a train to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Basel

Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Augusta Raurica, Fondation Beyeler
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Augusta Raurica ©
Augusta Raurica
Basel Paper Mill Museum ©
Basel Paper Mill Museum

2
nights
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Freiburg im Breisgau ©
In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Burg Baden, then take in panoramic vistas at Hasenhorn Coaster Todtnau, then admire the sheer force of Todtnau Waterfalls, and finally head outdoors with Schauinslandbahn. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Schluchsee, examine the collection at German Clock Museum, then explore the world behind art at Augustinermuseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Historisches Kaufhaus.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau road trip site .

Traveling by train from Basel to Freiburg im Breisgau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Freiburg im Breisgau sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Todtnau, German Clock Museum, Burg Baden, Schauinslandbahn, Schluchsee
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Schauinslandbahn ©
Schauinslandbahn
German Clock Museum
German Clock Museum
Schluchsee ©
Schluchsee

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 7th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln, steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Rapperswil, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Hollgrotten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, step into the grandiose world of Munot, and then make a trip to Niederdorf.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning website .

Drive from Freiburg im Breisgau to Zurich in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rapperswil, Hollgrotten, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Munot, Kloster Einsiedeln
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Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Munot ©
Munot
Kloster Einsiedeln ©
Kloster Einsiedeln

1
night
Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz ©
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, then don't miss a visit to Liechtenstein Center, then get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Vaduz itinerary maker .

You can drive from Zurich to Vaduz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums Historic Sites
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Liechtenstein National Museum ©
Liechtenstein National Museum
Vaduz Castle ©
Vaduz Castle
Postal Museum
Postal Museum

1
night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 10th (Sat), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, contemplate the long history of Mosesbrunnen, then get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss THUN, and finally explore the activities along Aare River.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vaduz to Bern in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Schloss THUN
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Schloss THUN ©
Schloss THUN
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern

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