18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

18 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Rajkot
Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Lenk im Simmental
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Zermatt
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
4
Geneva
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Bern
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Zurich
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Rajkot

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.
Grindelwald is known for winter sports, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Jungfraujoch, take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Grindelwald-First.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Grindelwald trip itinerary planner.

Rajkot, India to Grindelwald is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Rajkot to Grindelwald due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke (in Frutigen), Ski Service (in Verbier) and Trottiland (in Adelboden). There's lots more to do: tour along fresh powder with Adrenalin Skischule Lenk, let little ones run wild at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, admire the sheer force of Iffigfall, and take some stellar pictures from Lauenensee.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lenk im Simmental online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. April in Lenk im Simmental sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lauenensee, Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke, Ski Service, Trottiland, SimulRacing
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Simmenfalle ©
Simmenfalle
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke ©
Fussgaenger-Hangebruecke
Ski Service ©
Ski Service

2
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): cruise along Gornergrat and then tour along fresh powder with Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): take in the views from Hangebrucke, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, and then have fun at Clay Shoot Zermatt.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Zermatt trip maker app.

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

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

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 10th (Fri): admire the striking features of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, pause for some photo ops at Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), then admire the local landmark of The Geneva Water Fountain, then make a trip to Palais des Nations, Genève, and finally see the interesting displays at Patek Philippe Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise de Saint-Sulpice and then explore the activities along Lake Geneva.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Geneva visit planner.

Getting from Zermatt to Geneva by train takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bern.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eglise de Saint-Sulpice
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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
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Gerechtigkeitsbrunnen, appreciate the history behind Mosesbrunnen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Cathedral of Bern, ponder the design of Zahringerbrunnen, then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Clock Tower - Zytglogge, stop by Albert Schild AG - Swisssouvenir, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally take a memorable drive along BOHAG Helikopterrundflug.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Geneva to Bern in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Bern, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Outdoors Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Interlaken
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Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Clock Tower - Zytglogge ©
Clock Tower - Zytglogge

5
nights
Zurich

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Markuskirche, Lake Lucerne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, buy something for everyone on your list at Letzipark, wander the streets of Old Town, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

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