12 one day city trip ideas from Zurich by train, bus or car

On day city trips from Zurich

There are so many great things to say about Switzerland. Gorgeous mountain landscapes, world-famous cheese and chocolate usually come first but if you look at the map you will notice that Switzerland also has one of the best possible locations a country can have. Just look how perfectly it is located in the middle of Europe. Thanks to the expanded railway network it is easy to travel across the Switzerland and to the neighbor countries even if you have only one day for a trip. A car is also a good way to travel around but buses are much less common in Switzerland for a long distance travel, so possibilities of day trips by bus are quite limited in Switzerland.

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One day trip to Aescher-Wildkirchli Berggasthaus

When I was already about to start thinking that I am running out of ideas for one-day trips, my boyfriend suggested going to Aescher-Wildkirchli Berggasthaus. I remember seeing the photo of this place a long time ago but I didn’t even consider putting it on my bucket list. That time I was living in Ukraine and Switzerland seemed so far away.  This is another opportunity to say – “dreams come true” and this is how mine came true last weekend.

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A lazy Sunday hike in Lauterbrunnen

Last Christmas I got a great travel present – a voucher for a trip with bus company “Avanti”. I heard that they organize a lot of hiking tours, so I was really excited. It took me some time to decide, but then I choose a day trip to Switzerland that combined hiking to Mürren and visiting Trümmelbach Falls. The lady in company’s office told me one more time that I should take good hiking boots and made me believe it will be a tough hike.

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