9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner

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Fly
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Train
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

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Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Hofkirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Jakarta to Zurich. Traveling from Jakarta in December, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

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 9th (Wed): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll through Gurten.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern visit planner.

Traveling by train from Zurich to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lauterbrunnen

— 1 night
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 11th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch and then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lauterbrunnen trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Lauterbrunnen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.