12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Geneva
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Lucerne
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

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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.
You've now added Mont Saleve to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mont Saleve.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Geneva day trip site .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airports are Geneva Cointrin International Airport, Bern Belp Airport and Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Bern.

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Parks Nature
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Mont Saleve ©
Mont Saleve

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bern driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bern are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Lucerne.

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Shopping Neighborhoods Childrens Museums
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

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Lucerne

Lucerne
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne route planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Lucerne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lucerne

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge, Gornergrat and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. On the 9th (Wed), make a trip to Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): catch a ride on Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and then grab a seat and go on Gornergrat.

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Take a train from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zermatt

Transportation Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise ©
Matterhorn Glacier Paradise
Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge ©

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Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 12th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald online travel route planner .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

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Winter Sports Parks Outdoors
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Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

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Zurich

Zurich
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey builder .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Outdoors Parks Museums
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