11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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11 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Bern
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Berlin

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Old Town and Grossmunster are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Bahnhofstrasse and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Ufschotti Park, Bourbaki Panorama, & more) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and view the masterpieces at ARTBOX.GALLERY.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Zurich journey website .

Berlin, Germany to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Zurich are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

2
nights
Grindelwald

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 16th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, then fly down the slopes at Maennlichen, and then look for gifts at Vogts Corner.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Interlaken

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, and then tee off at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then trek along Blumental Panorama Trail, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Wydi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Schlosskirche.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Interlaken attractions planning app .

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Murren, Trümmelbachfälle
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Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm
Galerie Wydi ©
Galerie Wydi

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 20th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Chaplin's World, then explore the world behind art at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), then engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and finally wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at HR Giger Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Gruyeres, then contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, and finally examine the collection at Kindermuseum Creaviva.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bern online day trip planner .

Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bern can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Chaplin's World
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Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World

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