12 days in Zurich & Bern Itinerary

12 days in Zurich & Bern Itinerary

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12 days in Zurich & Bern Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  15​h
1
Zurich
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bern
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Zurich
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h
End: Bangkok

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Lindenhofplatz has been added to your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument, & more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary maker website .

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in October, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 8°C. You'll set off for Bern on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You've now added Bundesplatz to your itinerary. Take a break from Bern with a short trip to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), make a trip to Zahringerbrunnen, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bern day trip planning site .

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Bern, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

few
hours
Zurich

Zurich
To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 18th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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