16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Geneva
— 2 nights
2
Zermatt
— 3 nights
3
Bern
— 3 nights
4
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
5
Zurich
— 4 nights

2
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, take some stellar pictures from Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geneva trip itinerary builder site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Geneva is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Geneva. Traveling from Lisbon in September, things will get slightly colder in Geneva: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Montreux Lakeside, Chateau de Chillon
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, and don't miss a visit to Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie".

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

3
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding), Aare Gorge (in Meiringen) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Aare River, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bern day trip site.

Getting from Zermatt to Bern by train takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Thunersee, Aare Gorge, Lake Brienz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen, and take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Altstadt Luzern, Lucerne Station, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich visit site.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Zurich, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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