24 – How to see Switzerland in 1 day

1 day – 5 cities. If I was to travel back to London on the same day, I’d be content.

I know, this post is late and I’m sorry. Two weeks ago I was even ready to cancel this trip but for a good reason!


Following a crazy busy week, I was sitting in a restaurant having dinner and drinks at 10PM, knowing that I had not checked in, packed properly, arranged my transport to the airport or done anything in preparation for that matter. All I knew is that I had to leave my house at 3AM to be able to get to the airport on time and guess what, I nearly missed my train. At 12 when I got home, I checked in on my laptop and learned that I don’t need to print my boarding pass as long as I have it on my phone – perfect!

I went to visit my friend from university who is currently working in Basel, we rented a car and off on a road trip we went.

1: Bern
The first stop was Bern, the capital city, wow. Bern is beautiful and has the cleanest and most crystal clear river I have ever seen. I felt like jumping in, it was picture perfect. This town is also famous for it’s Grizzly Bears. I spotted one but it was hiding so I couldn’t take a proper photo.



The forecast during the whole week had said thunderstorms but luckily, we didn’t catch any rain because we were in the car every time it decided to rain – winning.


2: Adelboden
The next destination was breathtaking! This is what I pictured Switzerland to be like and I was not disappointed. We stopped over at the Cambrian Hotel in Abeldoben, it was picturesque. 



They had a beautiful terrace looking over the alps, I could have seriously sat there all day just looking out. 


I would definitely come back here for a romantic break (hint, hint).

3: Interlaken
The town is located on the Bödeli, between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz, and alongside the Aare river that flows between the two lakes.


This place offers many activities to suit the scenery such as bungee jumping, skydiving and paragliding. I was so close to going sky diving but they didn’t have any spaces until the Monday, and on Monday the weather was cloudy unfortunately.



I saw Hooters and thought that’s a new thing! I was expecting some crazy stuff to be going on in there from what I’ve been seeing on TV but it was pretty boring, with pretty boring food.




The scenery driving to Luzerner reminded me of Peru/Sweden. It’s an odd combination, I know, but some parts reminded me of back home and some parts reminded me of Peru. 


4: Lucerne
This is the largest city in Central Switzerland, located on the shore of Lake Lucerne, within sight of Mount Pilatus and Rigi in the Swiss Alps.

One of the city’s famous landmarks is the Chapel Bridge, a wooden bridge first destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1994.




5: Basel
Home sweet home. Basel is such a sweet little town, very cosy.



Whilst I was in Switzerland I obviously had to try their famous Fondue.



My honest opinion of this dish was that it was quite underwhelming, especially for the price of 50CHF.

The route my friend had planned was perfect. I got to see all aspects of Switzerland that I wanted to see. The time in-between each location was roughly one hour. I won’t sugar-coat it and say it wasn’t tiring but it’s an all-in-one package. The road trip took around 9 hours in total. If you’re coming for one weekend only, you couldn’t ask for more. In fact, you can spend the remaining time just relaxing. That’s what I did <3


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    • Catch52
      July 3, 2014 / 10:50 am

      Hi Erika, Thank you very much for the nomination! I really appreciate it. I will do a list as well, meanwhile I will share your blog on my FB page :)

  1. July 4, 2014 / 9:42 am

    Great post! I’ve only visited Geneva but I would love to go to Lucerne too! I hope you enjoyed your trip :)

  2. July 13, 2014 / 11:53 am

    5 cities in one day – that is really impressive. It seems you had a good time here :)

    • Catch52
      July 14, 2014 / 6:22 pm

      Haha, it was lovely! :)

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