17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Train:  17 h 15 min
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Interlaken
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Geneva
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 18th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, look and learn at Swiss Museum of Transport, steep yourself in history at Museggmauer, then admire the masterpieces at Sammlung Rosengart, and finally take in the views from Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lucerne travel itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Lucerne is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get colder in Lucerne: highs are around 6°C and lows about -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

5
nights
Interlaken

Interlaken ©
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Mad Cowfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle of Gruyeres and Schilthorn. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Rose Garden (Rosengarten) (in Bern) and Zermatt (Clay Shoot Zermatt & The Matterhorn). Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Interlaken trip builder.

You can drive from Lucerne to Interlaken in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lucerne in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Interlaken: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bern, Lauterbrunnen, Zermatt, Gruyeres Castle
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

4
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Geneva and Bains des Paquis. Change things up with these side-trips from Geneva: Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). Next up on the itinerary: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Geneva travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Interlaken, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Zurich and Uetliberg Mountain. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürichfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Zurich with a short trip to Rheinfall in Neuhausen, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town (Altstadt), don't miss a visit to Grossmunster, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and buy something for everyone on your list at Hauptbahnhof.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Zurich itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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