5 days in Switzerland & Lindau Itinerary

5 days in Switzerland & Lindau Itinerary

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Lindau, Germany
— 1 night
2
Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— Few hours
4
Engelberg, Switzerland
— 2 nights
5
Lucerne, Switzerland
— Few hours

1
night
Lindau, Germany

Lindau ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture, then ponder the design of Narren-Brunnen, then ponder the world of politics at Altes Rathaus, and finally admire the local landmark of Lindavia-Brunnen.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lindau planner.

Cologne to Lindau is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll set off for Bern on the 4th (Sun).

Things to do in Lindau

Historic Sites
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Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture ©
Lighthouse and Bavarian Lion Sculpture
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus
Lindavia-Brunnen ©
Lindavia-Brunnen

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night
Bern, Switzerland

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the activities along Aare River and then wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Lindau to Bern takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Aare River
Aare River

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hours
Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken
Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Interlaken sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bern to Interlaken by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Engelberg.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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2
nights
Engelberg, Switzerland

Engelberg ©
Engelberg offers outdoor activities for a variety of skill levels and remains much less well-known than other Swiss resorts.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Engelberg online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Interlaken to Engelberg takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lucerne.

Things to do in Engelberg

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
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Titlis ©
Titlis

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Lucerne, Switzerland

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 7th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, then appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, and then take in the views from Chapel Bridge.

Plan a Lucerne trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Engelberg to Lucerne in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lucerne

Nature · Parks
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Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne
Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lion Monument ©
Lion Monument

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