8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Lugano
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get in touch with nature at Mt Pilatus and Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Ufschotti Park & The Nine Towers). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich online trip itinerary builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

1
night
Lauterbrunnen

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 18th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village, then appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, and then admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lauterbrunnen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Nature Parks
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Staubbach Waterfall ©
Staubbach Waterfall

2
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, and finally kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria degli Angeli, then take some stellar pictures from Monte San Salvatore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally steep yourself in history at Castle of Sasso Corbaro.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip planner.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Lugano in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

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