8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Kuching
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Montreux
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Kuching

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park for some beach relaxation. Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Hofkirche are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Mt Pilatus in Lucerne (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich tour itinerary planner .

Kuching, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Central European Time is minus 7 hours. In July, Zurich is a bit cooler than Kuching - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 24th (Wed), glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, then examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, and finally see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience.

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You can drive from Zurich to Montreux in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Glacier 3000
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

1
night
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Zermatt, then make a trip to Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zermatt day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Museums
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery

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