9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Appenzell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Murren
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bern
— 1 night
train + Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Change things up with a short trip to Mt Pilatus in Lucerne (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue, and get a taste of the local shopping with ARTBOX.GALLERY.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online vacation planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Zurich reach 5°C and lows reach -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, stop by Cafe-Confiserie Laimbacher, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, then explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and finally see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Appenzell road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. In December in Appenzell, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch
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Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
Museum Appenzell ©
Museum Appenzell

2
nights
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, look for gifts at Central Sport, and then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Murren travel route planning website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Murren. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Murren

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Central Sport
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
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 22nd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), see the interesting displays at Klingende Sammlung, then examine the collection at Schweizerisches , and finally see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bern visit planning app .

You can drive from Murren to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (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
Schweizerisches ©
Schweizerisches

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