11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly + Train:  10 h 30 min
1
Bern
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Dubai

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chateau de Chillon and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). You'll explore and learn at Chaplin's World and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Creux du Van (in Gorgier), Ski Service (in Verbier) and Gruyeres Castle (in Gruyeres). The adventure continues: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, ponder the design of Pfeiferbrunnen, and appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bern is an approximately 11- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dubai to Bern. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: high temperatures in Bern hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Creux du Van, Ski Service, Chaplin's World, Gruyeres Castle
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

6
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Landesmuseum. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Grossmunster. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, Chapel Bridge, &more), Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus) and Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Pilatus Luzern). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and get a taste of the local shopping with ARTBOX.GALLERY.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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