19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

19 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich
— 4 nights
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Ascona
— 4 nights
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Bern
— 5 nights
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Geneva
— 5 nights

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Zurich

Zurich ©

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden. Explore hidden gems such as FIFA World Football Museum and Church of St. Peter. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Museggmauer, Jesuitenkirche, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Niederdorf, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and see the interesting displays at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall.

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

Geneva to Zurich is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. August in Zurich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ascona.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

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Limmatquai ©
Limmatquai
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden ©
Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection

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Ascona

Ascona ©
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castelgrande and Castelli di Bellinzona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and Chiesa di San Nicolao. Venture out of the city with trips to Centro Visitatori AlpTransit San Gottardo (in Pollegio), Chiesa di Santa Maria del Castello (in Giornico) and Bellinzona (Chateaux de Bellinzone, Castello di Montebello, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Teufelsbrucke, take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, and enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Intragna.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ascona online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Zurich to Ascona in 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Zurich in August since evenings lows in Ascona dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Ascona

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

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Bern

Bern ©

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore hidden gems such as The Cathedral of Bern and HR Giger Museum. You'll explore and learn at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and International Museum of Watches. Venture out of the city with trips to Neuchatel (Chateau de Neuchatel & The Collegiale church), Ambra Minerals (in Murten) and Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Thun, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wege zu Klee, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and take in panoramic vistas at Gurten.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bern trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ascona to Bern takes 3.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Ascona in September; daily highs in Bern reach 23°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geneva.

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HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum
International Museum of Watches ©
International Museum of Watches

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Geneva

Geneva ©

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle) and Maison Tavel. Get some cultural insight at Archeological Site at St. Pierre's Cathedral and Chateau de Nyon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Geneva: Montreux (Corniche Lavaux Vineyards & Allo Claude), Lindt Chocolate Shop Aubonne (in Aubonne) and Lausanne (Tour de l'Ale, Place de la Palud, &more). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Musee d'histoire des sciences de la Ville de Geneve, walk around Parc La Grange, see the interesting displays at Musee Ariana, and admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Geneva road trip planner.

You can drive from Bern to Geneva in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Fondation de l'Hermitage ©
Fondation de l'Hermitage
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Maison Tavel ©
Maison Tavel

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