17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  16 h
1
Montreux
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
3
Bern
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Sedrun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Montreux

Montreux ©
Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Gruyeres Castle, then identify plant and animal life at Pisciculture de la Gruyere, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon. On the next day, get great views at Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, appreciate the extensive heritage of Place de la Palud, and then savor the flavors at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montreux trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Montreux is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and train; or drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Montreux due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Montreux

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Gruyeres Castle, Pisciculture de la Gruyere, Place de la Palud, Chateau de Chillon, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces
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Chateau de Chillon ©
Chateau de Chillon
Gruyeres Castle ©
Gruyeres Castle
Pisciculture de la Gruyere ©
Pisciculture de la Gruyere

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 4th (Sun): get outside with Gornergrat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at English Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Intercontinental Church Society, then don't miss a visit to Mountaineers' Cemetery, and finally examine the collection at Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapelle Schwarzsee "Maria zum Schnee", take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then make a trip to Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zermatt online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Montreux to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zermatt

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Mountaineers' Cemetery ©
Mountaineers' Cemetery
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Intercontinental Church Society ©
Intercontinental Church Society

4
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Matte are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The Cathedral of Bern and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Creux du Van (in Gorgier), Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel (in Les Ponts-de-Martel) and Jeunes Rives (in Neuchatel). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, pause for some serene contemplation at French Church, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bern road trip planner.

Take a train from Zermatt to Bern in 2.5 hours. October in Bern sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Interlaken, Geneva, Creux du Van, Tourbieres des Ponts-de-Martel, Jeunes Rives
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Barenpark ©
Barenpark
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Matte ©
Matte

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 10th (Sat): hike along Axalp, then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and then explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Maennlichen and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

Plan a Grindelwald trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sedrun.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen, Axalp
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Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen
Axalp ©
Axalp
Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier

1
night
Sedrun

Sedrun ©
Tujetsch is a municipality in the Surselva Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryTujetsch is first mentioned in 1237 as Thiuesch.GeographyTujetsch has an area, of 133.9km2. On the 12th (Mon), get outside with Oberalp Pass, then make a trip to Kloster Disentis - Benediktinerabtei, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lac de Claus.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sedrun trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Sedrun takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Sedrun

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kloster Disentis - Benediktinerabtei, Oberalp Pass
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Lac de Claus ©
Lac de Claus
Oberalp Pass ©
Oberalp Pass
Kloster Disentis - Benediktinerabtei ©
Kloster Disentis - Benediktinerabtei

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
We've included these beaches for you: Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen and Ufschotti Park. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Markuskirche. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), Kriens (Pilatus Luzern & Mt Pilatus) and Lucerne (Biosphaere Entlebuch, Lake Lucerne, &more). There's more to do: shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sedrun to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lucerne, Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Altstadt Luzern ©
Altstadt Luzern

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