15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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

3
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get in touch with nature at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards and Glacier 3000. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Valere Basilica and Castle of Gruyeres. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres), Fondation Pierre Gianadda (in Martigny) and Chateau de Tourbillon (in Sion). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience, pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rochers-de-Naye.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montreux tour itinerary builder site .

Chennai, India to Montreux is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sion, Gruyeres, The Bex Salt Mines, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Glacier 3000
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Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Queen Studio Experience ©
Queen Studio Experience

2
nights
Zermatt

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 9th (Mon): look for gifts at Laderach, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, pause for some serene contemplation at Parish church of St Mauritius, then stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Gorner Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Montreux to Zermatt in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, get a taste of the local shopping with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, then hunt for treasures at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), and finally view the masterpieces at SOON Galerie. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Thunersee, step into the grandiose world of Schloss THUN, snap pictures at Kornhausbrucke, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St-Nicolas, and finally pause for some photo ops at Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 2.5 hours. September in Bern sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Thun, Cathedrale St-Nicolas
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Cathedrale St-Nicolas ©
Cathedrale St-Nicolas
Schloss THUN ©
Schloss THUN

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Lauterbrunnen Village and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Kleine Scheidegg, then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Old Town Chur and Fraumünster Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Ufschotti Park. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Hofkirche & Lake Lucerne). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, shop like a local with Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen.

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You can drive from Grindelwald to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Zurich, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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