13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

13 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Switzerland tour itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Bern
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Bern
— 2 nights
Drive
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Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 6 nights
Fly

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Bern

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Chaplin's World. Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Aare River make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and look for all kinds of wild species at Barenpark.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bern online itinerary planner.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico to Bern is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. While traveling from San Miguel de Allende, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bern, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Grindelwald

— 3 nights

Glacier Village

As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
Escape the urban bustle at Grindelwald-First and The Eiger. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, hit the slopes at Maennlichen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Grindelwald itinerary website.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Zurich

— 6 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. Old Town and Bahnhofstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Rigi). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich journey tool.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.