8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bern
— 1 night
train + Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 24th (Tue), take a stroll through Old Town, then pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Ufschotti Park, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, then wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip planning tool .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Grossmunster ©
Grossmunster

1
night
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 26th (Thu), appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Lauterbrunnen Village, then identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, and finally admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip tool .

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 27th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, then glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, explore the fascinating underground world of The Bex Salt Mines, then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Montreux route maker app .

Getting from Grindelwald to Montreux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Bex Salt Mines, Glacier 3000, Museum HR Giger, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

1
night
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss THUN.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bern trip planning app .

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bern are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Schloss THUN
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Schloss THUN ©
Schloss THUN

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