12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chur
— 1 night
Drive
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
Train
4
Wengen
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Lugano
— 1 night
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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Zurich vacation builder app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich is minus 7 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in October, with highs in Zurich at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Chur.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:

Chur

— 1 night
Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Old Town Chur, then identify plant and animal life at Heidiland, and then Head underground at Tamina Gorge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chur tour planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Chur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Chur

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Interlaken

— 2 nights
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the activities along Aare River, then identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, and finally make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Harderkulm, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, and then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken holiday website.

You can drive from Chur to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Wengen.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Wengen

— 3 nights
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. Get out of town with these interesting Wengen side-trips: Grindelwald (Grindelwald-First & Bachalpsee Lake). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, gear up at Molitor, and trek along The Eiger.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Wengen trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Interlaken to Wengen in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Wengen are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

Lugano

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Monte Bre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lugano day trip planning website.

Drive from Wengen to Lugano in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Wengen in November, expect Lugano to be somewhat warmer, temps between 14°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

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.