14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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14 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly + train:  16​h 15​min
1
Bern
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Montreux
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Appenzell
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Curitiba

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kindermuseum Creaviva and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Schweizerisches and Swiss Brand Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Skigebiet Metsch (in Lenk im Simmental) and Lavaux Vineyard Terraces (in Lutry).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bern sightseeing planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Bern is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Curitiba in January: high temperatures in Bern hover around 5°C and lows are around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Skigebiet Metsch, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Lavaux Vineyard Terraces ©
Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva

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.
On the 30th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Grindelwald Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen, admire the sheer force of Murrenbach Waterfalls, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald travel app .

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to Montreux.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Murrenbach Waterfalls
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
night
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
On the 1st (Sat), do a tasting at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, then have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Montreux itinerary planning app .

Drive from Grindelwald to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

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

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapelle Winkelmatten "Zur Heiligen Familie", take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Murmelweg Wanderung and then stroll through Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt visit website .

Take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Appenzell.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

1
night
Appenzell

Appenzell ©
Appenzell District is a district of the canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden in Switzerland. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church, then see the interesting displays at Museum Appenzell, then explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Appenzell, and finally examine the collection at Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Appenzell trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Appenzell. February in Appenzell sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Appenzell

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cathedral, Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch
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Kunstmuseum Appenzell ©
Kunstmuseum Appenzell
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte ©
Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte
St Mauritius Church ©
St Mauritius Church

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Fraumünster Church and Grossmunster will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus & Kunsthalle Luzern). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, and appreciate the history behind Hans Waldmann Statue.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich road trip planning tool .

Drive from Appenzell to Zurich in 1.5 hours. February in Zurich sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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