7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

7 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum im Bellpark, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at The Rosengart Collection. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, stop by Altstadt Luzern, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Biosphaere Entlebuch.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne day trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lucerne is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in November; daily highs in Lucerne reach 10°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods


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City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bern trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Bern, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips


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Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 16th (Thu), take a stroll through Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and finally take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary tool.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Switzerland travel guide

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.