13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Zermatt
— 3 nights
2
Bern
— 3 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
4
Zurich
— 4 nights

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, take in the pleasant sights at Hinterdorfstrasse, stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip itinerary planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Zermatt is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

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

3
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern, and take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bern journey planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bern are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Chateau de Chillon, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Aare River
Aare River
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Eiger. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, thenstroll through Schynige Platte, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Grindelwald takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Schynige Platte
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kriens (Mt Pilatus & Pilatus Luzern), Elsener Messerschmied AG (in Rapperswil) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Station, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, wander the streets of Old Town, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Elsener Messerschmied AG
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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