16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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16 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
+4
train + bus + Fly + bus + train:  7​h
1
Lucerne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
St. Moritz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Interlaken
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Zermatt
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
6
Bern
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 45​min
End: Cardiff

2
nights
Lucerne

Lucerne ©
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hofkirche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Einkaufszentrum Glatt, stop by Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Pilatus, and finally don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lucerne trip planner .

Cardiff, UK to Lucerne is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cardiff to Lucerne. Traveling from Cardiff in June, you will find days in Lucerne are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Moritz.

Things to do in Lucerne

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Einkaufszentrum Glatt, Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, Hollgrotten
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Pilatus Luzern ©
Pilatus Luzern
Einkaufszentrum Glatt ©
Einkaufszentrum Glatt

2
nights
St. Moritz

St. Moritz ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): appreciate the views at Val Fex, then take in the awesome beauty at Piz Bernina, and then explore the world behind art at Berry Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Piz Nair, get great views at Diavolezza, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake St. Moritz, and finally take some stellar pictures from Muottas Muragl.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the St. Moritz online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Lucerne to St. Moritz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Lucerne in June, things will get a bit cooler in St. Moritz: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in St. Moritz

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Val Fex
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Piz Nair ©
Piz Nair
Muottas Muragl ©
Muottas Muragl
Lake St. Moritz ©
Lake St. Moritz

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Romantic Trail, look for gifts at Molitor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bachalpsee Lake. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Gletscherschlucht Grindelwald, then wander the streets of Alpiglen, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Grindelwald trip planner.

You can drive from St. Moritz to Grindelwald in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Molitor, Aletsch Glacier, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Bachalpsee Lake ©
Bachalpsee Lake
Maennlichen Romantic Trail ©
Maennlichen Romantic Trail

3
nights
Interlaken

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Schynige Platte. Get in touch with nature at Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken and Lauterbrunnen Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Thun-Panorama (in Thun) and Gemmi Pass (in Kandersteg). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, and stop by Buchhandlung Boedeli.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Interlaken route maker site .

Interlaken is just a stone's throw from Grindelwald. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, St. Beatus Hoehlen, Thun-Panorama, Gemmi Pass, Schynige Platte
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Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken ©
Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken
Lauterbrunnen Village ©
Lauterbrunnen Village
Gemmi Pass ©
Gemmi Pass

4
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Explore hidden gems such as Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Breithorn. Step out of the city life by going to The Matterhorn and Parasailing & Paragliding. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Riffelsee, take in the views from Hangebrucke, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hohbalmen, and head outdoors with Alpine Adventures Zermatt.

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You can take a train from Interlaken to Zermatt in 3 hours. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

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

2
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. On your second day here, make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, browse the eclectic array of goods at Federal Building (Bundeshaus), then revel in the low prices at Ambra Minerals, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Taubenlochschlucht.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bern travel planner.

You can take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bern

Shopping Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Ambra Minerals, Taubenlochschlucht
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UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Ambra Minerals ©
Ambra Minerals
Federal Building (Bundeshaus) ©
Federal Building (Bundeshaus)

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