15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bern
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Seattle

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Let the collections at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Mt Pilatus and Lake Zurich. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne & Bourbaki Panorama). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Zurich visit planner .

Seattle, USA to Zurich is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Zurich due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) ©

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kleine Scheidegg and Alpiglen. Visiting Maennlichen and Aletsch Glacier will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Trümmelbachfälle). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch and stroll through The Eiger Trail.

Make your Grindelwald itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Zurich to Grindelwald in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Eiger Trail ©
The Eiger Trail

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Visit Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and Zahringerbrunnen for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Creux du Van and Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Rigassi by SOON, and shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bern road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Bern takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Creux du Van, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Kindermuseum Creaviva ©
Kindermuseum Creaviva

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Get outdoors at The Matterhorn and Gorner Gorge. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Chillon and Galerie Wydi. Venture out of the city with trips to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Corniche Lavaux Vineyards (in Montreux) and Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, pause for some serene contemplation at English Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and tee off at Golf Club Matterhorn.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zermatt takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, Chateau de Chillon
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding

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