17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Bengaluru
Fly:  18​h
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Interlaken
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
Bettmeralp
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train + bus + Fly:  21​h
Bengaluru

4
days
Zurich

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrucke), & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), and pause for some serene contemplation at Kirche Enge.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Zurich is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Zurich is minus 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in September, with highs in Zurich at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne

3
days
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.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Montreux (Lakeside Promenade Fleuri & Chateau de Chillon). Spend the 7th (Thu) exploring at Lake Geneva. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum.

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You can fly from Zurich to Geneva in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Geneva sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

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Side Trips

Chillon Castle, Lakeside Promenade Fleuri
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Lake Geneva
Chillon Castle
The Geneva Water Fountain

4
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Interlaken side-trips: Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls (in Lauterbrunnen) and Grindelwald (First & The Eiger Trail). The adventure continues: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stop by Mad Cow, get outside with Bumblebee-Hanggliding, and take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Interlaken in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Interlaken, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Bettmeralp.

Things to do in Interlaken

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Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald
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Harderkulm
Parasailing & Paragliding
The Eiger Trail

1
day
Bettmeralp

Bettmeralp is a municipality in the district of Raron in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): cruise along Glacier Express, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, and then stroll through Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Interlaken to Bettmeralp. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bettmeralp

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Glacier Express, Aletsch Glacier, Luftseilbahnen Fiesch-Eggishorn AG
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Aletsch Glacier
Glacier Express

3
days
Zermatt

Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 16th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mauritius Church Zermatt, examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum, and have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bettmeralp to Zermatt. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School
The Matterhorn
Sunnegga

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