16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Doha
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  9​h 45​min
1
Lausanne
— 3 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
2
Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Bern
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
4
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Doha

3
nights
Lausanne

Lausanne ©
Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Chaplin's World. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau de Chillon and Castle of Gruyeres. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lausanne: HR Giger Museum (in Gruyeres), O'Coeur des Reves ... (in Vevey) and Creux du Van (in Neuchatel). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Port-Choiseul.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lausanne itinerary planning tool .

Doha, Qatar to Lausanne is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Doha to Lausanne due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lausanne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geneva, Gruyeres, Chaplin's World, Creux du Van, O'Coeur des Reves ...
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Escape the urban bustle at Maennlichen and Jungfraujoch. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galerie Wydi and Mountaineers' Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Zermatt side-trips: Lauterbrunnen (Lauterbrunnen Village & Trümmelbachfälle) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at The Matterhorn and take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zermatt visit planning tool .

You can take a train from Lausanne to Zermatt in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Maennlichen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Do some cultural sightseeing at UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Museum fur Kommunikation. Get some historical perspective at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) and Central Railroad Station. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Sherlock Holmes Museum (in Meiringen) and Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz (in Lenk im Simmental). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum, examine the collection at Klingende Sammlung, view the masterpieces at SOON Galerie, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Rigassi by SOON.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bern day trip website .

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Bern takes 2.5 hours. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sherlock Holmes Museum, Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Zentrum Paul Klee (Paul Klee Center) ©
Klingendes Museum ©
Klingendes Museum

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Head to Bahnhofstrasse and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürichfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Lucerne (The Nine Towers & Mt Pilatus). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg, stroll through Strandbad Mythenquai, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zurich holiday builder website .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse

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