12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Surabaya, Indonesia
Fly:  17 h 30 min
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Zurich
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
St. Moritz
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Schaffhausen
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Bern
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Lausanne
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
6
Geneva
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Zermatt
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Wengen
— 1 night
Train:  15 min
9
Interlaken
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Lucerne
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Surabaya, Indonesia

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Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a stroll through Old Town, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and finally see the interesting displays at Haus zum Rech.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Zurich is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Surabaya to Zurich, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Surabaya in August: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 28°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich ©
Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich

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St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Segantini Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Morteratsch Glacier, then get engrossed in the history at Engadine Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Cafe Badilatti.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the St. Moritz planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to St. Moritz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Zurich in August; daily highs in St. Moritz reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Schaffhausen.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cafe Badilatti, Morteratsch Glacier
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Cafe Badilatti ©
Cafe Badilatti
Segantini Museum ©
Segantini Museum
Engadine Museum ©
Engadine Museum

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Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen ©
The Canton of Schaffhausen is a canton of Switzerland. On the 6th (Thu), take a stroll through Stein am Rhein and then admire the sheer force of Rhine Falls.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Schaffhausen route planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Schaffhausen in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. When traveling from St. Moritz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Schaffhausen: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Schaffhausen

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Stein am Rhein, Rhine Falls
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Stein am Rhein ©
Stein am Rhein
Rhine Falls ©
Rhine Falls

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Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern, view the masterpieces at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), then see the interesting displays at Klingendes Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Ghost.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bern trip website.

Traveling by train from Schaffhausen to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Lausanne.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Museum of Natural History of Bern ©
Museum of Natural History of Bern
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum

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Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Vieille ville, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale de Lausanne.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lausanne travel route planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vieille ville, Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne ©
Cathedrale de Lausanne

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Geneva tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Lausanne to Geneva by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Geneva sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum ©

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Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga, then cruise along Gornergrat, and then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zermatt travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Geneva to Zermatt by train takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Wengen.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Transportation Scenic Drive
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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Wengen

Wengen ©
Wengen is a mountain village in the Bernese Oberland of central Switzerland. On the 11th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Jungfraujoch, then see the interesting displays at Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen, and then look for gifts at Swiss Made Shop Wengen.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Wengen trip site.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Wengen in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Wengen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can take a train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Wengen

Nature Tours Museums

Side Trips

Jungfraujoch, Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen ©
Talmuseum Lauterbrunnen
Swiss Made Shop Wengen ©
Swiss Made Shop Wengen

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Interlaken

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Wydi, then have some family-friendly fun at Seilpark Interlaken, and finally see the interesting displays at Sherlock Holmes Museum.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken trip itinerary app.

Interlaken is just a short distance from Wengen. In August, daytime highs in Interlaken are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Interlaken

Fun & Games Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sherlock Holmes Museum
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Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Galerie Wydi ©
Galerie Wydi
Sherlock Holmes Museum ©
Sherlock Holmes Museum

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Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Pilatus, and finally examine the collection at The Rosengart Collection.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lucerne trip planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Lucerne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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