24 days in Switzerland & Berlin Itinerary

24 days in Switzerland & Berlin Itinerary

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24 days in Switzerland & Berlin Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Montreux, Switzerland
— 10 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Relax by the water at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Niederdorf. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Old Town Chur (in Chur) and Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & The Nine Towers). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip website .

London, UK to Zurich is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Zurich, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Zurich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lucerne, Old Town Chur
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen ©
Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen

2
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Lugano, and then walk around Parco Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Montebello, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, and finally learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lugano driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lugano takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Lugano, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Tamborini Vini, Lungolago Di Ascona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Lugano ©
Lido di Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

2
nights
Interlaken, Switzerland

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 4th (Fri): examine the collection at Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum and then get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Maennlichen and then admire the verdant scenery at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Interlaken takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Lugano in October, expect Interlaken to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum, Maennlichen, Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
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Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum ©
Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

2
nights
Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Zermatt day trip website .

You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©

10
nights
Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get outdoors at Rochers-de-Naye and Corniche Lavaux Vineyards. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chateau de Chillon and Queen Studio Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to La Chapelle Balthus (in Rossiniere), Musee des Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg (in Granges-Paccot) and Fondation Pierre Arnaud (in Lens). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Lakeside Promenade Fleuri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wispile, fly down the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre SA, and explore the world behind art at Musee Gutenberg Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Montreux journey app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Fribourg, Salvan, Verbier, Nendaz, Wispile
Highlights from your plan
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Rochers-de-Naye ©
Rochers-de-Naye

4
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister. Step off the beaten path and head to Neues Grünes Gewölbe and Frauenkirche. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Berlin: Dresden (Procession of Princes & Katholische Hofkirche - Dresden). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandbar Mitte, and take a stroll through Mitte.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin attractions planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Montreux to Berlin in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dresden
Highlights from your plan
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Neues Grünes Gewölbe ©
Neues Grünes Gewölbe
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister

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