8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + train:  18​h
1
Bern
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Lugano
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore hidden gems such as The Cathedral of Bern and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel. Get a sense of the local culture at Fondation Beyeler and Fondation Pierre Gianadda. Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Collection de l'Art Brut (in Lausanne), Espace Quai1 (in Vevey) and Montreux (Corniche Lavaux Vineyards & Queen Studio Experience). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen, stroll around Creux du Van, and explore the activities along Oeschinen Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bern online tour planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bern is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bern. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September: high temperatures in Bern hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Montreux, Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Collection de l'Art Brut, Espace Quai1
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Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, then explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Indipendenza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then look for gifts at Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bern to Lugano takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Bern in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Lugano, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Highlights from your plan
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

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