16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  15​h
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Interlaken
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bangkok

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Rigi, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern (Fluntern Cemetery), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Bangkok in October, things will get much colder in Zurich: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Grindelwald (The Eiger Trail & Grindelwald-First). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for nature, winter sports, museums, historic sites, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", learn something new at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel planner .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Parks
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School ©
Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

4
nights
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.
Step out of Geneva with an excursion to Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and view the masterpieces at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Geneva tour planner .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. October in Geneva sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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