10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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10 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Geneva
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Bern
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Lucerne
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Accra

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, then make a trip to The Flower Clock, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On your second day here, make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, then examine the collection at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and finally ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Geneva sightseeing site .

Accra, Ghana to Geneva is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Accra to Geneva is 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Accra in December: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 6°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, then examine the collection at Chaplin's World, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bern road trip website .

Traveling by car from Geneva to Bern takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Geneva in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bern, with lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Lucerne.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Freddie Mercury Statue, Chaplin's World
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Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

5
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Venture out of the city with trips to Zurich (Lake Zurich, Old Town, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, admire the striking features of Lucerne Station, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and make a trip to The Nine Towers.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lucerne trip planner .

Take a train from Bern to Lucerne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -1°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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

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