9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Lausanne
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Newark

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
For shopping fun, head to Bahnhofstrasse or Altstadt Luzern. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Landesmuseum. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Verkehrshaus der Schweiz in Lucerne--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY, and stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip tool .

Newark, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Zurich is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Zurich reach 67°F and lows reach 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 28th (Sat), take a stroll around Haus der Religionen - Dialog der Kulturen, explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva, then take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Schweizerisches . On the next day, stop by Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse, get a taste of the local shopping with SOON Galerie, contemplate the long history of Central Railroad Station, then examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, then contemplate the long history of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bern online trip builder .

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©

2
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne, and then examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda.

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Take a train from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Childrens Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Chillon
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

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