12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 2 nights
Train
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Bern
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Geneva — 2 nights

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Geneva is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, walk around Jardin Anglais, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and stop by Philippe Pascoet, Maitre Chocolatier Suisse.

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Singapore, Singapore to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Geneva is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Geneva at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bern.
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Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Museums

Bern — 1 night

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 24th (Thu): take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, and finally don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bern travel planner.

Drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 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 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Interlaken.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Interlaken — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stop by The Mad Cow, then pick up some new knowledge with Funky Chocolate Club Switzerland, and finally explore the activities along Lake Brienz. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Harderkulm, identify plant and animal life at Weissenau-Naturschutzgebiet, and then examine the collection at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken day trip site.

You can drive from Bern to Interlaken in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lucerne.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lucerne — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then identify plant and animal life at Mt Pilatus, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Altstadt Luzern, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, admire the local landmark of Fontaine du Banneret, then take in the views from Chapel Bridge, then admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, and finally admire the striking features of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lucerne online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zurich.
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Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Wildlife

Zurich — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Zurich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
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