8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lauterbrunnen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Grindelwald
— 1 night
Drive
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Zurich
— 1 night

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Bern — 2 nights

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, make a trip to Zahringerbrunnen, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): don't miss a visit to L'Hotel de Ville, then step into the grandiose world of Gruyeres Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bern online road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Brienz, then take in the dramatic scenery at Giessbachfälle, then explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Reichenbach Waterfall. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Interlaken day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lauterbrunnen.
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Lauterbrunnen — 1 night

A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
Trümmelbachfälle has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen day trip planning tool.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Interlaken. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Grindelwald.
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Grindelwald — 1 night

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Maennlichen Romantic Trail. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, hike along The Eiger, then look for all kinds of wild species at Maennlichen, and finally explore the activities along Bachalpsee Lake.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Grindelwald day trip planning website.

Grindelwald is very close to Lauterbrunnen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.
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Zurich — 1 night

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 26th (Mon), wander the streets of Old Town, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then don't miss a visit to Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night.
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Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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