17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  17​h
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Lenk im Simmental
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Interlaken
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Bern
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Zurich
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Singapore

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 16th (Mon), get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to The Flower Clock, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Geneva is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Geneva is minus 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in December, with highs in Geneva at 6°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, make a trip to Walk of Climb, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parish Church of St. Mauritius, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally see the interesting displays at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Matterhorn Ski Paradise, then take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunnegga.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip planner .

Traveling by train from Geneva to Zermatt takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Scenic Drive Transportation
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The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise

1
night
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Metsch.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental online day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): hit the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then admire all the interesting features of Jungfraujoch. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Maennlichen, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Eiger Trail, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Monch.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Grindelwald trip builder website .

You can drive from Lenk im Simmental to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Grindelwald-First ©
Grindelwald-First

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm, then explore the activities along Lake Brienz, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): appreciate the views at Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, then get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet, and finally look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip planning site .

Interlaken is very close to Grindelwald. In December, daytime highs in Interlaken are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Interlaken

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Lauterbrunnen, Lake Brienz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Trümmelbachfälle ©
Trümmelbachfälle
Harderkulm ©
Harderkulm

3
nights
Bern

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: Basel Minster (in Basel), Castle of Gruyeres (in Gruyeres) and Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux). There's much more to do: shop like a local with UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, take some stellar pictures from The Cathedral of Bern, don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and appreciate the history behind Barenpark.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bern vacation app .

Getting from Interlaken to Bern by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Interlaken in December, expect nights in Bern to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Freddie Mercury Statue, Basel Minster, Castle of Gruyeres
Highlights from your plan
Rose Garden (Rosengarten) ©
Rose Garden (Rosengarten)
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

4
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lucerne (Mt Pilatus, Markuskirche, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, pause for some photo ops at Hans Waldmann Statue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fraumünster Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bern to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Zurich are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can 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
Old Town ©
Old Town

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