12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

12 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Doha
Fly + Train:  10 h 30 min
1
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Doha

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Papiliorama and Swiss Vapeur Parc. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Cathedral of Bern and Mosesbrunnen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Skigebiet Betelberg (in Lenk im Simmental), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bern trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Bern is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Bern. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Doha in December: high temperatures in Bern hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Skigebiet Betelberg, Papiliorama, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Swiss Vapeur Parc, Chateau de Chillon
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The Cathedral of Bern ©
The Cathedral of Bern
Swiss Vapeur Parc ©
Swiss Vapeur Parc
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda

4
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Step out of the city life by going to Maennlichen and Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls. Step off the beaten path and head to Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise and The Eiger. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grindelwald: Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis (in Zermatt) and Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway (in Wengen). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Jungfraujoch and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grindelwald trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Zermatt, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Swiss Science Center Technorama and Bourbaki Panorama. Old Town and Grossmunster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, Hofkirche, &more). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Science Center Technorama
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Swiss Science Center Technorama ©
Swiss Science Center Technorama

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