18 days in Switzerland & Estonia Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland & Estonia Itinerary

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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Montreux, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland

— 1 night

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.
On the 9th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, then walk around Jardin Anglais, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then look for gifts at Molard Souvenirs.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary maker tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Geneva. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dublin in December; daily highs in Geneva reach 6°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montreux.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Montreux, Switzerland

— 1 night
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and then take in the pleasant sights at Montreux Lakeside.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Montreux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Zermatt, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, then take in the views from Hangebrucke, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: expand your horizons at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, look for gifts at Laderach, and then get great views at Gornergrat.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt day trip website.

You can drive from Montreux to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Tours · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Classes
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Bern, Switzerland

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Oeschinen Lake (in Kandersteg) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the striking features of Rathaus Bern, enjoy breathtaking views from Gurten, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Bern itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, get outside with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection, take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Zurich online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Zurich, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Tallinn, Estonia

— 5 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, examine the collection at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour, surround yourself with nature on Traveller Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Tallinn trip builder site.

You can fly from Zurich to Tallinn in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Tallinn are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:

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.

Estonia travel guide

4.6
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.