12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Zurich — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 21st (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, stop by Barenland, then don't miss a visit to Hauptbahnhof, and finally examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, then stop by Freitag Shop Zurich, and finally stop by Confiserie Sprungli.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder app.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in February, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 7°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Lucerne — 2 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 23rd (Wed), snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, see the interesting displays at The Rosengart Collection, examine the collection at Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, then explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, and finally learn something new at Max Chocolatier. On your second day here, wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and then browse the range of quality goods at Bucherer.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lucerne online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Lucerne are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zermatt.
Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Zermatt — 4 nights

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Bring the kids along to Ski Service and Matterhorn Glacier Paradise. Head to Laderach and Metzgerei Bayardfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, tour the old-fashioned way with Glacier Express, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and look for gifts at Jack Wolfskin Store.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt planning site.

You can drive from Lucerne to Zermatt in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Geneva.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Geneva — 2 nights

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 1st (Tue), make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Lausanne, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, and finally look for gifts at Sweetzerland Chocolatier.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Geneva trip website.

Drive from Zermatt to Geneva in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Switzerland travel guide

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.