10 days in Bernese Oberland & Zurich Itinerary

10 days in Bernese Oberland & Zurich Itinerary

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10 days in Bernese Oberland & Zurich Itinerary

Start: College Station
Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
1
Brienz
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
2
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
3
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Zurich
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: College Station

2
nights
Brienz

Brienz ©
With roots tracing back to the Bronze Age, traditional Brienz gives the impression of being lost in time.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brienz: Trift Bridge (in Gadmen) and Reichenbach Falls (in Meiringen). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Brienz, look for gifts at Huggler Holzbildhauerei, explore the stunning scenery at Aare Gorge, and hike along Axalp.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brienz online trip itinerary planner .

College Station, USA to Brienz is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from College Station to Brienz is 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from College Station in August; daily highs in Brienz reach 73°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Interlaken.

Things to do in Brienz

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Meiringen, Trift Bridge, Furka Pass
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Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Aare Gorge ©
Aare Gorge
Giessbachfälle ©
Giessbachfälle

2
nights
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.
You've now added Hightide Kayak School to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, add some fun to your beach time Hightide Kayak School, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally walk around Hohematte Park. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche, get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then get your game on at Seilpark Interlaken, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken tour itinerary planner .

Interlaken is just a short distance from Brienz. In August, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald Area.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Hightide Kayak School ©
Hightide Kayak School
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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nights
Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen ©
Jungfrau Region consists of two valleys north of the Jungfrau, a popular mountain-climbing destination standing 4,158 m (13,642 ft).
You've now added Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch, and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald Area online day trip planner .

Drive from Brienz to Grindelwald Area in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

2
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the activities along Lake Zurich, then admire the striking features of Fraumünster Church, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich online journey planner .

Getting from Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen to Zurich by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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