18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
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Lugano
— 2 nights
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Zurich
— 3 nights
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Bern
— 3 nights
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Interlaken
— 2 nights
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Zermatt
— 1 night
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St. Moritz
— 4 nights
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Zurich
— 1 night
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip itinerary builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to Zurich is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Zurich, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Zurich is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Lugano

— 2 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Rivabianca, LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): tour the water at your own pace with Rivabianca, explore the activities along Lake Lugano, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura and then browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Lugano trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Lugano in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Lugano, with highs around 10°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Zurich.

Things to do in Lugano

Shopping · Museums · Transportation · Tours

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Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

Your list of things to see and do now includes Rhine Falls, Zoo Zurich, Stiftsbibliothek, and other attractions. Enjoy Zurich some more: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Lugano to Zurich by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lugano in December: highs in Zurich hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Bern

— 3 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museum of Natural History of Bern as well as Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum. For shopping fun, head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern or Ambra Minerals. Visiting Aare River and Barenpark will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Gruyeres (Gruyeres Castle & HR Giger Museum) and Chaplin's World (in Corsier-sur-Vevey). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), and enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bern trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 2 nights
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've added Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken, First Cliff Walk by Tissot, Grindelwald Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum, take some stellar pictures from First Cliff Walk by Tissot, get your game on at Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for gifts at Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bern in December, expect nights in Interlaken to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Tours · Nature · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 1 night
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
You've now added The Matterhorn to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, hit the slopes at Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then pause for some serene contemplation at Intercontinental Church Society, and finally stop by Laderach.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zermatt driving holiday tool.

Getting from Interlaken to Zermatt by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Winter Sports · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Moritz

— 4 nights
St.
You'll explore and learn at Berry Museum and Kirchner Museum Davos. Escape the urban bustle at Lake St. Moritz and Engadine. Venture out of the city with trips to Alp Laret (in Ftan) and Davos (Rinerhorn, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Metzgerei Plinio, see the interesting displays at Museum Mili Weber Haus, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Piz Nair.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Moritz day trip planning website.

You can drive from Zermatt to St. Moritz in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or ride a tram. In December in St. Moritz, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich

— 1 night

Big Small Town

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip planner.

Drive from St. Moritz to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums

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.