11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Zurich is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, and pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Zurich road trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Zurich is minus 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

3
nights
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll around Hohematte Park, then hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Heidi's Photo Chalet. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Zurich in December, with highs in Interlaken at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trümmelbachfälle, Grindelwald-First, Jungfraujoch
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Lucerne is known for nature, childrens museums, museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, pause for some photo ops at Lion Monument, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take a stroll through Altstadt Luzern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lucerne day trip planning tool .

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Interlaken in December, you will find days in Lucerne are a bit warmer (5°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Geneva.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature Parks Shopping
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge

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Geneva

Geneva ©
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 14th (Sat), make a trip to The Flower Clock. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Fun & Games
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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