9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

9 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland attractions planner

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

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, walk around Lindenhofplatz, and make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse.

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New Delhi, India to Zurich is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Zurich due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Zurich: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bern

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then explore the activities along Aare River, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Zermatt

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): snap pictures at Hangebrucke, get interesting insight from Tours, then stop by Laderach, and finally get great views at Gornergrat. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zermatt day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Geneva

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), stroll around Parc Des Bastions, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Anglais.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip tool.

You can drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. December in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.