15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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15 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + train:  13​h 45​min
1
Bern
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Montreux
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bellinzona
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Pune

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fondation Beyeler and Collection de l'Art Brut. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Galerie Rigassi by SOON. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Creux du Van (in Neuchatel) and Basel (Basel Paper Mill Museum, Jean Tinguely Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Federal Building (Bundeshaus), stop by Gysi AG Chocolatier Suisse, and appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bern online trip itinerary planner .

Pune, India to Bern is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Bern is minus 4 hours. October in Bern sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Collection de l'Art Brut, Creux du Van
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Fondation Beyeler ©
Fondation Beyeler
Creux du Van ©
Creux du Van
Collection de l'Art Brut ©
Collection de l'Art Brut

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 5th (Sat): stop by Laderach, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish church of St Mauritius, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorner Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Zermatt road trip app .

Take a train from Bern to Zermatt in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can take a train to Montreux.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): glide through natural beauty at Glacier 3000, see the interesting displays at Fondation Pierre Gianadda, and then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Gruyeres, see the interesting displays at HR Giger Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, and finally examine the collection at Queen Studio Experience.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Montreux itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Montreux in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Montreux

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gruyeres, Glacier 3000, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Glacier 3000 ©
Glacier 3000
Fondation Pierre Gianadda ©
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Museum HR Giger ©
Museum HR Giger

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 9th (Wed): explore and take pictures at Jungfraujoch and then take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls and then take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald road trip planning website .

You can drive from Montreux to Grindelwald in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Jungfraujoch
Highlights from your plan
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

1
night
Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. On the 11th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, contemplate the long history of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, then admire the masterpieces at OnArte, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bellinzona trip maker tool .

Drive from Grindelwald to Bellinzona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

OnArte, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Highlights from your plan
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Rosengart Collection and Kunsthalle Luzern. Do your shopping at Bahnhofstrasse and Altstadt Luzern. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Lucerne) and Old Town Chur (in Chur). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Bellinzona to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Bellinzona in October, expect nights in Zurich to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Old Town Chur
Highlights from your plan
Old Town Chur ©
Old Town Chur
The Rosengart Collection ©
The Rosengart Collection
Old Town ©
Old Town

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