9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + train:  13​h 30​min
1
Bern
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Montreux
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Take a break from Bern with a short trip to Oeschinen Lake in Kandersteg, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and pause for some photo ops at Barenpark.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planning site .

Mumbai, India to Bern is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Bern due to the time zone difference. In September, Bern is colder than Mumbai - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Oeschinen Lake
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

2
nights
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 14th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov, then take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, then admire the landmark architecture of Marche couvert de Montreux, and finally pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, then take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Montreux driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri ©
Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
Freddie Mercury Statue ©
Freddie Mercury Statue

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To plan Lucerne vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Drive from Montreux to Lucerne in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. September in Lucerne sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Zurich
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

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