16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly
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Zurich
— 4 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern
— 3 nights
Drive
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Saint-Maurice
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich
— 1 night
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Zurich

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Step off the beaten path and head to FIFA World Football Museum and Niederdorf. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Uferpromenade Weggis. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Hofkirche (in Lucerne), Schloss Rapperswil (in Rapperswil) and Swiss Science Center Technorama (in Winterthur). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Hollgrotten, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Zurich online trip builder.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Zurich is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Zurich, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

3
nights
Interlaken

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the awesome beauty at Harderkulm, then stroll around Hohematte Park, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Schlosskirche. On your second day here, appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Village, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg, and then admire the sheer force of Trümmelbachfälle.

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Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Interlaken sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

3
nights
Bern

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get in touch with nature at Adelboden and Simmenfalle. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Cathedral of Bern and St. Ursenkathedrale. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bern: Cathedrale St-Nicolas (in Fribourg), Dom von Arlesheim (in Arlesheim) and Kloster Mariastein (in Metzerlen-Mariastein). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at French Church, delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheatre, and admire the local landmark of Zahringerbrunnen.

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You can drive from Interlaken to Bern in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bern are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint-Maurice.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

3
nights
Saint-Maurice

Saint-Maurice, or Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, is a small city located in the canton of Valais in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle de Notre-Dame du Scex, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint-Maurice d'Agaune, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Saint-Maurice, and finally Head underground at La Grotte aux Fees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Parc d'Attractions du Chatelard, look for gifts at La Fromatheque, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Et Piscine des Marecottes, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tourbillon, and finally step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Saint-Maurice trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bern to Saint-Maurice in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Saint-Maurice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

1
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Zurich

Big Small Town

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Jesuitenkirche, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wasserkirche, and finally stop by Schanzengraben Canal. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection and then take in the dramatic scenery at Rhine Falls.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich visit planner.

Traveling by car from Saint-Maurice to Zurich takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.