15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  8​h 15​min
4
St. Moritz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), wander the streets of Old Town, and admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich visit site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 19th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, browse the exhibits of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, then pause for some photo ops at Mosesbrunnen, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, explore the activities along Aare River, then enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and finally pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern trip maker .

Getting from Zurich to Bern by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Bern, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Castle of Gruyeres
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, winter sports, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise, make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online holiday planner .

Getting from Bern to Zermatt by train takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Aletsch Glacier
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Take a break from St. Moritz with a short trip to Val Roseg in Pontresina, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Morteratsch Glacier, have fun at Olympia Bobrun, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and appreciate the views at Engadine.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz tour itinerary app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 8.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in St. Moritz can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Pontresina
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Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Morteratsch Glacier ©
Morteratsch Glacier
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

1
night
Zurich

Zurich ©
To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip tool .

Drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Moritz in January: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 5°C and lows are around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Nature Parks
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Landesmuseum ©
Landesmuseum
Uetliberg Mountain ©
Uetliberg Mountain

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