17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

17 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Geneva
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
2
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Murren
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Bern
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bains des Paquis, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, then examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geneva vacation planning website.

Ahmedabad, India to Geneva is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, tram, and train. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Geneva, you'll gain 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in March: high temperatures in Geneva hover around 13°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature 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 2nd (Thu): snap pictures at Hangebrucke, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then enjoy some diversion at Clay Shoot Zermatt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Photopoint Kirchbrucke bridge, get outside with Gornergrat, and then see the winter wonderland with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Zermatt day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Geneva to Zermatt in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

2
nights
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 4th (Sat): stop by Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG, hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, and then glide through natural beauty at Adrenalin Skischule Lenk. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Alprundweg Leiterli, then fly down the slopes at Skigebiet Metsch, and then snap pictures at Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lenk im Simmental online road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zermatt to Lenk im Simmental. In April in Lenk im Simmental, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Murren.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
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Alprundweg Leiterli ©
Alprundweg Leiterli
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG ©
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG

1
night
Murren

Murren ©
With a population of just 450 people, Murren brings to life an authentic Swiss mountain village.
On the 6th (Mon), trek along North face Trail and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jungfraujoch.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Murren road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Murren with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Bern.

Things to do in Murren

Tours Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Grindelwald-Wengen-Murren-Lauterbrunnen
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Jungfraujoch ©
Jungfraujoch
North face Trail ©
North face Trail

3
nights
Bern

Bern ©
The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Chaplin's World and Tierpark Dahlholzli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bern: Chateau de Chillon (in Veytaux), Freddie Mercury Statue (in Montreux) and Interlaken (Buchhandlung Boedeli, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, appreciate the history behind Zahringerdenkmal monument, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalena Hermitage.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bern road trip planning site.

You can drive from Murren to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Museums Childrens Museums Parks

Side Trips

Interlaken, Chateau de Chillon, Freddie Mercury Statue, Magdalena Hermitage, Chaplin's World
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Chaplin's World ©
Chaplin's World
Seilpark Interlaken ©
Seilpark Interlaken
Tierpark Dahlholzli ©
Tierpark Dahlholzli

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Attractions like Zoo Zurich and Verkehrshaus der Schweiz make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Kriens (St Gallus Catholic Church & Mt Pilatus) and Lucerne (Markuskirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Zoo Zurich ©
Zoo Zurich
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz ©
Verkehrshaus der Schweiz

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