16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Geneva
Train:  3 h 45 min
1
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
2
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Grindelwald
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Geneva
— 3 nights
End: Geneva

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the views from Hangebrucke, and cruise along Gornergrat.

Plan a Zermatt trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Geneva to Zermatt is an approximately 4- hour train ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

3
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding, EdelWeiss Shop, &more) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen, view the masterpieces at SOON Galerie, and try your luck at Grand Casino Bern.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bern trip planning website.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Haarige Kuh Brauerei ©
Haarige Kuh Brauerei

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Grindelwald: Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui (in Rosenlaui) and Wengen (Swimming Pool Waldbort, Alpia Sport + Mode, &more). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, take in the awesome beauty at The Monch, pause for some serene contemplation at Lauterbrunnen Church, and stroll through Grindelwald-First.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald attractions planning site.

Getting from Bern to Grindelwald by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wengen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui, Lauterbrunnen Church
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG (in Beckenried). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take an in-depth tour of Haus zum Rech, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Zurich journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. March in Zurich sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lucerne, Bergbahnen Beckenried-Emmetten AG
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Chapel Bridge ©
Chapel Bridge
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town

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.
Explore Geneva's surroundings by going to Montreux Lakeside (in Montreux), Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Geneva, don't miss a visit to Palais des Nations, Genève, get your game on at Virtual Room, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Geneva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Montreux Lakeside, Chateau de Chillon, Cathedrale de Lausanne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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