13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 2 nights
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Zurich — 4 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kathedrale St.Gallen and Basel's Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln) and Basel (Offene Kirche Elisabethen & Muensterplatz). And it doesn't end there: stop by Old Town, look for gifts at Maurice de Mauriac, walk around Parkanlage Zuerihorn, and examine the collection at Zoological Museum.

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If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Geneva.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Geneva — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee D'Art Et D'Histoire and Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Russe, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and get engrossed in the history at Maison Tavel.

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You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Interlaken — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ambra Minerals and Jesuitenkirche. Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Bern (UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern & Zahringerbrunnen) and Adelboden (Tschentenalp & Adelboden). There's lots more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Wilderswil Railway Station, try your luck at Casino Interlaken, and admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte.

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Drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Geneva in December: high temperatures in Interlaken hover around 1°C and lows are around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Shopping
Side Trips

Zermatt — 2 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. There's still lots to do: stroll through Gornergrat, enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and take in the views from Furi Suspension Bridge.

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Take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.
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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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