11 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland & Chamonix Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Chamonix, France
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night

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Bern, Switzerland

Bern
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 4th (Sat): get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and then view the masterpieces at Galerie Rigassi by SOON.

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Paris, France to Bern is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight, bus, and train. You can also take a train; or drive. July in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Nature · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Aare River
Aare River
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)

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Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
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Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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Interlaken, Switzerland

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.
On the 7th (Tue), take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Interlaken online holiday planner.

Drive from Zurich to Interlaken in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Interlaken are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, trek along The Eiger, then stop by Vogts Corner, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planning tool.

Grindelwald is very close to Interlaken. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
Highlights from your plan
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Kleine Scheidegg ©
Kleine Scheidegg

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 9th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then don't miss a visit to 007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen trip itinerary planning site.

Lauterbrunnen is just a short distance from Grindelwald. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Tours · Nature

Side Trips

007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn, Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn ©
007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga. Keep things going the next day: hike along 5-Seenweg, cruise along Gornergrat, make a trip to Mountaineers' Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally don't miss a visit to Walk of Climb.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner.

Drive from Lauterbrunnen to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Chamonix.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Sunnegga ©
Sunnegga

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Chamonix, France

Chamonix ©
"Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Aiguille du Midi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brevent Cable Car, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc de Merlet.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chamonix vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Zermatt to Chamonix takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Geneva.

Things to do in Chamonix

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Aiguille du Midi ©
Aiguille du Midi
Parc de Merlet ©
Parc de Merlet
Brevent Cable Car ©
Brevent Cable Car

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Geneva, Switzerland

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.
On the 13th (Mon), make a trip to The Flower Clock and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, and then pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Geneva day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Geneva takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Palais des Nations, Genève ©
Palais des Nations, Genève

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