8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bern
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Hofkirche, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner .

Tokyo, Japan to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Zurich is minus 8 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tokyo in September, with highs in Zurich at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chateau de Chillon and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). When in Bern, make a side trip to see Chaplin's World in Corsier-sur-Vevey, approximately 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, and get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bern planning app .

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bern, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), Chateau de Chillon, Chaplin's World
Highlights from your plan
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

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