20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

20 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Grindelwald
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Grindelwald
— 2 nights
Train
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Zurich
— 3 nights
Train
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Bern
— 4 nights
Drive
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Interlaken
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brig
— 2 nights
Train
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Zermatt
— 4 nights
Train to Milan Malpensa, Fly to Cairo

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Grindelwald

— 2 nights

Glacier Village

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 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kleine Scheidegg, trek along Maennlichen Royal Walk, and then hike along Lieselotte Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Wetterhorn, then take in the awesome beauty at The Monch, then hike along Maennlichen Romantic Trail, and finally wander the streets of Alpiglen.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Grindelwald tour itinerary maker website.

Cairo, Egypt to Grindelwald is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Cairo to Grindelwald, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Zurich

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Appreciate the collections at Sammlung Oskar Reinhart and Kunsthalle Winterthur. Head to Maurice de Mauriac and Bahnhofstrassefor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Zurich to Schaffhausen to see Munot about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Niederdorf, get to know the fascinating history of Limmatquai, and buy something for everyone on your list at Einkaufszentrum Glatt.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip maker.

Getting from Grindelwald to Zurich by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Bern

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Escape the urban bustle at Etang de la Gruere and Barenpark. Step off the beaten path and head to Bernisches Historisches Museum - Einstein Museum and Jeunes Rives. Venture out of the city with trips to Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie (in Hauterive), CHEZ Camille Bloch (in Courtelary) and Ambra Minerals (in Murten). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Communication, wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get a new perspective on nature at Museum of Natural History of Bern, and make a trip to Bundesplatz.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bern tour builder tool.

You can take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Bern, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Interlaken

— 3 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lauterbrunnen Village and St. Beatus Hoehlen. Discover out-of-the-way places like Niesen and Giessbachfälle. Explore Interlaken's surroundings by going to Schloss Hunegg Hilterfingen (in Hilterfingen) and Murren (Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg & Blumental Panorama Trail). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark, examine the collection at Sherlock Holmes Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Harderkulm.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Interlaken road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Interlaken can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Brig.

Things to do in Interlaken

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Brig

— 2 nights
Brig, officially Brig-Glis is a historic town and a municipality in the district of Brig in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.The current municipality was formed in 1972 through the merger of Brig, Brigerbad and Glis.Together with other Alpine towns Brig-Glis engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention to achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc.Brig-Glis was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2008.The official language of Brig is German, but the main spoken language is the local variant of the Alemannic Swiss German dialect.HistoryThe name Brig is derived from Briva, or "bridge." Its older houses are very Italian in appearance, while its most prominent buildings (Stockalper Palace, former Jesuits' college and Ursuline convent) all date from the 17th century, and are due to the generosity of a single member of the local Stockalper family, the baron Kaspar Stockalper.The prosperity of Brig is bound up with the Simplon Pass, so that it gradually supplanted the more ancient village of Naters opposite, becoming a separate parish (the church is at Glis, a few minutes from the town) in 1517. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): engage your brain at Word Nature Forum - UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch, trek along Alpine Trails, then test the waters at Thermalquellen Brigerbad, and finally don't miss a visit to Landmauer Gamsen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): hike along Chemin Pedestre de la Rampe Sud du Lotschberg, take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo delle guardie svizzere.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brig trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Interlaken to Brig in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Brig are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Zermatt.

Things to do in Brig

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Zermatt

— 4 nights
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step off the beaten path and head to Riffelsee and Fly Fish Zermatt. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mountaineers' Cemetery and Roemisch-katholische Kirche Tasch. Change things up with these side-trips from Zermatt: Crans-Montana (Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, David L'instant Chocolat, &more). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Matterhorn Museum - Zermatlantis, take in the views from Hangebrucke, appreciate the history behind Bergfuhrerdenkmal, and explore the activities along Grunsee.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Zermatt trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from Brig to Zermatt in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a tram; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.