10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Lucerne
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
3
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Hong Kong

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Kloster Einsiedeln, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then take a stroll through Niederdorf, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Hong Kong, China to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Zurich. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kloster Einsiedeln
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Niederdorf
Niederdorf

1
night
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Titlis Cliff Walk, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of KKL Luzern - Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lucerne trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Zurich to Lucerne by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In January in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Titlis Cliff Walk
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then admire the local landmark of Mosesbrunnen, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bern trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Lucerne to Bern in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Nature
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Maccabees and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Geneva itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Geneva sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chapel of the Maccabees ©
Chapel of the Maccabees
Eglise Russe ©
Eglise Russe

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