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

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For shopping fun, head to Bahnhofstrasse or Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Musee Paleontologique de Zurich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & Mt Pilatus). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, get a taste of the local shopping with ARTBOX.GALLERY, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

Plan trip to Zurich with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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 changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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 28th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then hit the slopes at Maennlichen.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Trümmelbachfälle
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

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): examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen, then take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bern itinerary site .

Drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow 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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