16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Montreux
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Bern
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Niederdorf and Swiss Science Center Technorama. Family-friendly places like Natur- und Tierpark Goldau and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Hofkirche & Mt Pilatus) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, view the masterpieces at Uhren Sammlung Kellenberger, get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Zurich journey planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Zurich is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Zurich. In April, Zurich is colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lucerne, Winterthur, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Old Town Chur, Natur- und Tierpark Goldau
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Jungfraujoch. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maennlichen and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway. Change things up with a short trip to Axalp in Brienz (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, admire the sheer force of Staubbach Waterfall, and admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald holiday planning tool .

Getting from Zurich to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Axalp, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Escape the urban bustle at Ski Service and Rochers-de-Naye. Get a sense of the local culture at Queen Studio Experience and Museum HR Giger. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montreux: Glacier 3000 (in Les Diablerets) and Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Swiss Vapeur Parc, admire the striking features of Chateau de Chillon, and have fun and explore at Chaplin's World.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux day trip planning website .

Drive from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Montreux

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Swiss Vapeur Parc, Glacier 3000, Museum HR Giger, Ski Service, Fondation Pierre Gianadda
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Ski Service ©
Ski Service
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Creux du Van and The Cathedral of Bern. Kids will appreciate attractions like Papiliorama and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Etangs de Bonfol (in Bonfol), Basel (Altstadt-Spaziergange durch Basel, Basel Paper Mill Museum, & more) and Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains (in Neuchatel). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler, hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), and take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bern trip planner .

You can drive from Montreux to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Basel, Neuchatel, Papiliorama, Fondation Beyeler, Etangs de Bonfol
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Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Basel's Old Town ©
Basel's Old Town
Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler

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