16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Bern
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at MB&F M.A.D.Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, then appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Geneva travel app .

New Delhi, India to Geneva is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Geneva, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Museums
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Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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 17th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Hohbalmen, have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, then examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, and finally stroll the grounds of Mountaineers' Cemetery. On your second day here, get outside with Gornergrat, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Zermatt holiday tool .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Nature
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, then make a trip to Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, then fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and finally stop by Trummer Woodcarving. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, then take in the awesome beauty at Alprundweg Leiterli, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Simmenfalle.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lenk im Simmental driving holiday tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. In November, daytime highs in Lenk im Simmental are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Trummer Woodcarving, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG ©
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG

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.
On the 21st (Thu), hike along The Eiger Trail and then take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and finally don't miss a visit to Lauterbrunnen Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald holiday maker .

You can drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bern.

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
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, head outdoors with Elfenau, and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bern online day trip planner .

You can drive from Grindelwald to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue
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Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Lucerne (Rigi, Mt Pilatus, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich journey planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Zurich sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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