21 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

21 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

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21 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Chamonix, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1
night
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Zurich due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in November, with highs in Zurich at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

5
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Skigebiet Betelberg and Seilpark Interlaken. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Interlaken: Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) (in Bern) and The Matterhorn (in Zermatt). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and sample the tasty concoctions at Haarige Kuh Brauerei.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Interlaken online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), Jungfraujoch, The Matterhorn, Skigebiet Betelberg
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) ©
Einstein House (Einsteinhaus)

4
nights
Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Bring the kids along to Verkehrshaus der Schweiz and Ufschotti Park. Go for a jaunt from Lucerne to Engelberg to see Titlis about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, and take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lucerne day trip planning site .

Getting from Interlaken to Lucerne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chamonix.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Titlis
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): hit the slopes at Domaine des Planards, then take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Chamonix Cemetery.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chamonix trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Chamonix takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Vitam
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Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Vitam ©
Vitam
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Geneva, Switzerland

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.
Bring the kids along to Chaplin's World and CERN. Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne) and The Fork (in Vevey). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Geneva sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon, The Fork, Cathedrale de Lausanne
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
CERN
CERN

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
Step out of Zurich to go to Neuhausen am Rheinfall and see Rhine Falls, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Explore Zurich further: meet the residents at Zoo Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, and have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Reality Center.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich online day trip planner .

Fly from Geneva to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Rhine Falls
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Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich)

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