18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland journey planner
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Bern
— 2 nights
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Geneva
— 2 nights
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Montreux
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 3 nights
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Engelberg
— 1 night
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Zurich
— 7 nights
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Bern — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Museum of Communication. Appreciate the collections at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) and Kunstmuseum Bern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Jeunes Rives (in Neuchatel).

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bern visit planning site.

Singapore, Singapore to Bern is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Bern at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Geneva.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Geneva — 2 nights

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 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Bains des Paquis, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul, and then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Geneva day trip app.

Traveling by car from Bern to Geneva takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montreux.
Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:

Montreux — 2 nights

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 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Christmas Market in Montreux. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Lake Geneva Marine (Genfersee Schifffahrt), explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, and then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Montreux trip builder site.

Getting from Geneva to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Zermatt.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Zermatt — 3 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get some historical perspective at Mountaineers' Cemetery and Intercontinental Church Society. Take a break from the city and head to Gornergrat and FLEXRENT Snow Sports Rental. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, look for gifts at Laderach, and tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Montreux to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Engelberg.
Parks · Winter Sports · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:

Engelberg — 1 night

Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
On the 24th (Fri), hit the slopes at Titlis and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kloster Engelberg - Benediktinerabtei.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Engelberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Engelberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Engelberg, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.
Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Zurich — 7 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Family-friendly places like Old Town and Museum Rietberg will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Bourbaki Panorama, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and make a trip to Hauptbahnhof.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Zurich online holiday planner.

Drive from Engelberg to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 31:

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.