15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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

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 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, explore the activities along Lake Geneva, and then stop by DAVIDOFF Geneve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Geneva travel itinerary 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Geneva is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Geneva at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Murmelweg Wanderung, enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga, and then cruise along Gornergrat.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip tool .

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

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Parks Outdoors Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Riffelsee ©
Riffelsee

3
nights
Bern

Bern
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the activities along Aare River, take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, and get outside with Elfenau.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Bern trip planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Freddie Mercury Statue, Chateau de Chillon
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Aare River
Aare River
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

2
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First, admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, and finally trek along The Eiger Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald planner .

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alpenrose Landscape Gardens (in Wilderswil), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, The Nine Towers, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and stop by Barenland.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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