16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Salem
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Zurich
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
3
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Geneva
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Salem

3
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (The Nine Towers, Mt Pilatus, & more) and Rhine Falls (in Neuhausen am Rheinfall). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, stop by Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, and admire the landmark architecture of Fraumünster Church.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich day trip planning site .

Salem, India to Zurich is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salem to Zurich is minus 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Zurich are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Rhine Falls
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lauterbrunnen (Trümmelbachfälle & Murrenbach Waterfalls). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, stroll through Grindelwald-First, and trek along The Eiger Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Grindelwald trip planning tool .

Getting from Zurich to Grindelwald by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Interlaken (Harderkulm, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more), Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken (in Matten bei Interlaken) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn, see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and take in panoramic vistas at Sunnegga.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Zermatt road trip tool .

Take a train from Grindelwald to Zermatt in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Parasailing & Paragliding
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

3
nights
Geneva

Geneva ©
Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
Get out of town with these interesting Geneva side-trips: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Lausanne (Cathedrale de Lausanne & The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique)). There's lots more to do: ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, see the interesting displays at International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, make a trip to The Flower Clock, and appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Geneva visit planning app .

You can take a train from Zermatt to Geneva in 4 hours. In September, daytime highs in Geneva are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lausanne, Chateau de Chillon
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Patek Philippe Museum ©
Patek Philippe Museum
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain

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