11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland trip maker

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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Schwyz
— 1 night
Drive
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Bern
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montreux
— 1 night
Drive
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town and Bourbaki Panorama. Let the collections at Museum Rietberg and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) capture your imagination. Step out of Zurich to go to Lucerne and see Chapel Bridge, which is approximately 1 hour away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich trip maker tool.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Nepal Time (NPT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.8 hour difference. When traveling from Kathmandu in December, plan for cooler days in Zurich, with highs around 5°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Schwyz.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature

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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Schwyz

— 1 night
The town of Schwyz is the capital of the canton of Schwyz in Switzerland.The Federal Charter of 1291 or Bundesbrief, the charter that eventually led to the foundation of Switzerland, can be seen at the Bundesbriefmuseum.The official language of Schwyz is (the Swiss variety of Standard) German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Ital Reding Estate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino, and then steep yourself in history at Forum of Swiss History Schwyz.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Schwyz holiday tool.

Getting from Zurich to Schwyz by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Schwyz are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Schwyz

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get a sense of the local culture at Gruyeres Castle and The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique). Popular historic sites such as The Cathedral of Bern and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to HR Giger Museum in Gruyeres (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), examine the collection at Museum of Communication, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bern day trip app.

You can drive from Schwyz to Bern in 2 hours. In December in Bern, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

Montreux

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, then see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, and then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montreux trip maker.

Drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Geneva

— 2 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Geneva trip builder website.

You can drive from Montreux to Geneva in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Geneva, expect temperatures between 6°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.