12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner

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Zurich
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saas-Fee
— 1 night
Drive
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Zurich

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and walk around Lindenhofplatz.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in February, with highs in Zurich at 7°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Anglais, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Lausanne. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Geneva day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Geneva sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Saas-Fee.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Saas-Fee

— 1 night
Saas-Fee is the main village in the Saastal, or the Saas Valley, and is a municipality in the district of Visp in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): hit the slopes at Ski Zenit and then hit the slopes at Swiss Ski School Saas Fee.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Saas-Fee trip planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Saas-Fee in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Zermatt.

Things to do in Saas-Fee

Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Zermatt

— 3 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, and classes. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, fly down the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and stroll through Trockener Steg.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Saas-Fee to Zermatt in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Tours
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Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Gurten, identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern day trip site.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Adventure

Side Trips

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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.