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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Montreux
— 1 night
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), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and finally stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take advantage of the amenities at Ufschotti Park, then take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Zurich travel planner .

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich is minus 7 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle. On your second day here, stroll through The Eiger Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Trümmelbachfälle
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Plexus Art Gallery, examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and finally learn about winemaking at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches , get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, see the interesting displays at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, then examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern tour itinerary website .

Drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©

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