11 days in Bengaluru, Santorini & Zurich Itinerary

11 days in Bengaluru, Santorini & Zurich Itinerary

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11 days in Bengaluru, Santorini & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
1
Bengaluru, India
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
2
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru, India

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Bengaluru, India

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 22nd (Sun), wander the streets of Malleswaram, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then wander the streets of Commercial Street. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surayanarayana Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, then wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dodda Ganapathi Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bengaluru online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Kempegowda International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
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Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Skydiving
Malleswaram ©
Malleswaram

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Beach and Kamari Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Spas. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, and enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Fira takes 16.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Perissa, Vlychada, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Venetsanos Winery
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Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Altstadt Schaffhausen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Niederdorf and Uferpromenade Weggis. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Hofkirche (in Lucerne), Kloster Einsiedeln (in Einsiedeln) and Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel (in Basel). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town Chur, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel tool .

Getting from Fira to Zurich by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fira in December: highs in Zurich hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Altstadt Schaffhausen, Basel's Old Town, Old Town Chur, Kloster Einsiedeln, Uferpromenade Weggis
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Altstadt Schaffhausen ©
Altstadt Schaffhausen
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur

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