22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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22 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Zurich
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
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.
When in Geneva, make a side trip to see The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) in Lausanne, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, and make a trip to The Flower Clock.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva online sightseeing planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Geneva is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Geneva, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Geneva is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of Zermatt with an excursion to Harderkulm in Interlaken--about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, trek along Murmelweg Wanderung, tour along fresh powder with Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt route planner .

Take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Harderkulm
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Aare River, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, head outdoors with Elfenau, and identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. May in Bern sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Thunersee, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Change things up with a short trip to Titlis in Engelberg (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, stroll through The Eiger, and fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald visit planning tool .

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Titlis
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Titlis ©
Titlis

7
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Alpenrose Landscape Gardens (in Wilderswil), Lucerne (Hofkirche, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Interlaken, Rhine Falls
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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