15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bern
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Visit Old Town and Hofkirche for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Niederdorf and Old Town Chur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz & Kunsthalle Luzern), Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich travel route planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, expect Zurich to be much colder, temps between 5°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Science Center Technorama, Old Town Chur
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Explore hidden gems such as Maennlichen and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Get some cultural insight at Kleine Scheidegg and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grindelwald: Zermatt (Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Grindelwald holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zermatt, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Chateau de Chillon, have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, thenski along the peaceful trails at Glacier 3000, and then examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux online day trip planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Montreux by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, HR Giger Museum, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chaplin's World, Glacier 3000
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Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
HR Giger Museum ©
HR Giger Museum

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Place de la Palud and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporainsfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental), Jean Tinguely Museum (in Basel) and Collection de l'Art Brut (in Lausanne). There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Creux du Van, pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument, meet the residents at Papiliorama, and admire the masterpieces at Fondation Beyeler.

Make your Bern itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Bern are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lausanne, Skigebiet Betelberg, Fondation Beyeler, Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains, Creux du Van
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Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

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