20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Start: Florianopolis
Fly:  17 h
1
Zurich
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bern
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Lenk im Simmental
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Zermatt
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Geneva
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Florianopolis

4
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: Glasi Hergiswil (in Hergiswil), Lucerne (Markuskirche, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, look for gifts at Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zurich trip maker tool.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Zurich is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Florianopolis in February, things will get colder in Zurich: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Lucerne, Titlis, Glasi Hergiswil
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Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Lake Lucerne ©
Lake Lucerne

3
nights
Bern

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Explore Bern's surroundings by going to Interlaken (Harderkulm, Buchhandlung Boedeli, &more), Galerie Wydi (in Wilderswil) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). There's much more to do: wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), admire the landmark architecture of The Cathedral of Bern, and don't miss a visit to Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

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

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zurich in February, expect little chillier with lows of -4°C in Bern. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Bern

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Interlaken, Lake Brienz
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern ©
UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern
Lake Brienz ©
Lake Brienz

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 19th (Wed): fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First and then take a memorable tour with Jungfraujoch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, trek along Lieselotte Trail, and then stop by Mont -Bell Grindelwald.

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

You can drive from Bern to Grindelwald in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lenk im Simmental.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Lenk im Simmental

Lenk im Simmental ©
Themed trails make vacations in Lenk im Simmental popular with winter sports lovers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): visit Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG, look for all kinds of wild species at Lenkerseeli/Spielplatz, and then hit the slopes at Adrenalin Skischule Lenk. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Skigebiet Betelberg, then look for gifts at Trummer Woodcarving, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Skigebiet Metsch, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Trottiland.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lenk im Simmental trip planner.

Traveling by car from Grindelwald to Lenk im Simmental takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Zermatt.

Things to do in Lenk im Simmental

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Adelboden
Highlights from your plan
Trummer Woodcarving ©
Trummer Woodcarving
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG ©
Lenk-Simmental Tourismus AG

3
nights
Zermatt

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Zermatt is known for scenic drive, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Gornergrat, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Matterhorn, hit the slopes at Matterhorn Diamonds Ski School, and snap pictures at Hangebrucke.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zermatt trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Lenk im Simmental to Zermatt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Geneva.

Things to do in Zermatt

Outdoors Tours Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
The Matterhorn ©
The Matterhorn
Gornergrat ©
Gornergrat
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
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.
When in Geneva, make a side trip to see Chateau de Chillon in Veytaux, approximately Veytaux away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva, appreciate the history behind Reformation Wall (Mur de la Reformation), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale de St-Pierre, and examine the collection at Patek Philippe Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Zermatt to Geneva takes 4 hours. February in Geneva sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Geneva

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Chateau de Chillon
Highlights from your plan
Lake Geneva ©
Lake Geneva
The Geneva Water Fountain ©
The Geneva Water Fountain
Cathedrale de St-Pierre ©
Cathedrale de St-Pierre

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