16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Geneva
— 3 nights
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Bern
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 5 nights
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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.
Geneva is known for sightseeing, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Geneva online sightseeing planner.

San Antonio, USA to Geneva is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from San Antonio to Geneva due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 49°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montreux.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Montreux — 2 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside, then steep yourself in history at Chateau de Chillon, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at Les Bains de Lavey and then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Lausanne.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montreux trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Bern.
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Spas · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Bern — 4 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Venture out of the city with trips to Harderkulm (in Interlaken), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Creux du Van (in Gorgier). The adventure continues: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get engrossed in the history at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planner.

Getting from Montreux to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in November, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
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Zurich — 5 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Rigi, Lucerne Station, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Old Town, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich tour website.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
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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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