13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Train to Sion, Fly to Zurich
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive
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Basel
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly

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Zurich

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). Spend the 11th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at Zoo Zurich. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

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Pune, India to Zurich is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. In March in Zurich, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Basel

— 2 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Zoo Basel, then make a trip to Tinguely-Brunnen, then steep yourself in history at Basel Minster, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Offene Kirche Elisabethen. Keep things going the next day: stop by Jakob's Basler Leckerly (Manufaktur), explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, then make a trip to Rathaus, and finally visit Basel's Old Town.

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You can drive from Zurich to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Basel are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Basel

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then stop by Ambra Minerals, and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

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Getting from Basel to Bern by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Geneva.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

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Geneva

— 3 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.
Geneva is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, stop by Molard Souvenirs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

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You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. March in Geneva sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches
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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.