13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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1
Bern
— 2 nights
2
Montreux
— 2 nights
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
4
Bellinzona
— 1 night
5
Zurich
— 4 nights

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 24th (Tue), get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), steep yourself in history at Central Railroad Station, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Thun, and finally hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus). On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bern planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Bern is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Bern is minus 7 hours. In September, Bern is cooler than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Thun, Ambra Minerals, Cathedrale St-Nicolas
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Schloss Thun ©
Schloss Thun
Ambra Minerals ©
Ambra Minerals
Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Glacier 3000, then explore the fascinating underground world of Les Mines De Sel De Bex, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye, then examine the collection at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and then see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Montreux trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bern to Montreux in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Glacier 3000, Chateau de Chillon, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, HR Giger Museum, Les Mines De Sel De Bex
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Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon

3
nights
Grindelwald

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Get outdoors at Jungfraujoch and Maennlichen. Step off the beaten path and head to Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and Kleine Scheidegg. Take a break from Grindelwald with a short trip to Wengen Mannlichen Aerial Cableway in Wengen, about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall and explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Grindelwald trip planner.

Drive from Montreux to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, steep yourself in history at Castle of Sasso Corbaro, then view the masterpieces at OnArte, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bellinzona travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bellinzona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

OnArte, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelli di Bellinzona ©
Castelli di Bellinzona

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse. Get some historical perspective at Old Town Chur and Grossmunster. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Kunsthalle Luzern & Altstadt Luzern). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, and see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zurich road trip planning app.

Drive from Bellinzona to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. When traveling from Bellinzona in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Zurich, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lucerne, Old Town Chur
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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