13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip planner

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Appenzell
— 1 night
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Hofkirche, Rigi, &more). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, enjoy breathtaking views from Loorenkopf Aussichtsturm, and wander the streets of Old Town.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. In October, Zurich is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Appenzell

— 1 night
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch, then see the interesting displays at Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch, and finally head outdoors with Seealpsee.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Appenzell tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Appenzell takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): trek along 5-Seenweg, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Gornergrat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take in the views from Hangebrucke, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then explore the activities along Riffelsee.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Appenzell to Zermatt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 22nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Harderkulm). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Bern, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.