14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Montreux
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Colombo

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Fraumünster Church. Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Bahnhofstrasse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Bourbaki Panorama, Ufschotti Park, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, look for gifts at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and browse the exhibits of Zunfthaus zur Meisen.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Zurich online route maker .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Zurich is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Colombo in August, expect nights in Zurich to be much colder, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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.
Visiting Maennlichen and The Matterhorn will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Venture out of the city with trips to Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Trümmelbachfälle). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch, stop by Molitor, wander the streets of Alpiglen, and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Grindelwald takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Zermatt, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Molitor
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Kindermuseum Creaviva. Do your shopping at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Change things up with these side-trips from Bern: Neuchatel (Creux du Van & Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center), take an in-depth tour of Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern, and shop like a local with SOON Galerie.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Bern sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Neuchatel
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 22nd (Thu), stroll through Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then explore the engaging exhibits at Chaplin's World, then appreciate the history behind Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Chillon.

To plan Montreux vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Bern to Montreux by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Childrens Museums Museums

Side Trips

Chaplin's World, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards ©
Corniche Lavaux Vineyards

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